Consulate General - New York makes $10,000 USD donation to Government House Restoration
March 16, 2016
During a recent visit to Antigua and Barbuda, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, Ambassador Walton Weson presented a cheque of $10,000 USD to Governer General, Sir Rodney Williams as a donation towards the ongoing restoration of Government House.
This donation is the result of a fundraising gala dinner during the 2015 Independence celebrations hosted by the Consulate General Office in New York. 2015 was the first year that the annual Independence gala dinner was held as a fundraiser and Ambassador Webson and the staff at the Consulate General's Office were pleased with the feedback from the community that resulted in raised awareness in the Government House Restoration Fund among Antiguans and Barbudans in the diaspora.
The Consulate General's office regards Government House is a national treasure and was honored to be able to contribute all funds raised at the Gala towards its ongoing restoration.