THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Isabel Davies from the UK has moved us all with her sugarless diet.
Isabel chose to sacrifice all sweet foods and raise funds for an entire year in support of a charity which was indecisive until her family planned their vacation at The Landings in St. Lucia. Through the Landings website Isabel learned about Pack for a Purpose: Grow Well Charity and was certain that this would be where her donation would be worthwhile.
Isabel brought three bulging suitcases of gifts for the Grow Well Charity after giving up sugar for a year to help Grow Well’s children. A somewhat extreme sacrifice her family thought — no sweets, soda, cakes, ice cream but Isabel’s dedication grew stronger as time went on and she was having fun while becoming the healthiest one in her circle.
Her family and friends in admiration supported her cause and the gifts ballooned – pens, pencils, stationery, games, arts and craft items, beads, colouring crayons and paints, gifts, footballs, cones and more – three huge suitcases full.
Finally, the family arrived at The Landings on October 17 and word spread about Isabel’s remarkable sacrifice. Grow Well had arranged a full morning of appreciation, including visits to two Gros Islet schools. Impressed visitors from The Landings chipped in and together with Isabel’s family a cash donation was also made for Grow Well’s youth programmes.
Isabel, who wants to be a schoolteacher, said she is committed to helping others.