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Jamaica's Commonwealth Games team celebrated in Birmingham

The Jamaica National Group, in partnership with the Jamaica Commonwealth Association and the University of Birmingham, invited the Jamaican delegation to the Commonwealth Games last night (26th July) at a charity dinner and auction.

Sports memorabilia signed by Jamaican legend Usain Bolt and three world champion sprinters raised £10,600 at a fundraising dinner and auction held at the University of Birmingham.

The auction featured shirts signed by 100m and 200m world record holders Bolt and shirts signed by world championship sprint sensations Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompso-Heller and Sherika Jackson.

Simply the Best: Jamaican sprinting icon Don Quarry was one of the special guests

Other items include a bronze hand sculpture by renowned artist Basil Watson, a vacation to Jamaica courtesy of Jamaica Tourism Board and H10 Hotel, signed Jamaica netball and rugby team shirts, and Premier League football. It contained items donated by player Raheem Sterling.

Key sponsors and partners of this special event include The Voice Newspaper, Jamaica Tourism Board, Cleone Foods Ltd, Birmingham City Council and the Commonwealth Games Federation.

Two-time Commonwealth Games champion Denise Lewis in the heptathlon and former British 400m sprinter Donna Fraser attended a dinner held on the sidelines of Jamaica’s 60th Independence Day Diamond Jubilee celebrations. I was among 360 people.

British Olympic and World Championship medalist and current broadcaster Colin Jackson hosted the special dinner. This special dinner included a menu specially created by Sean Craig, his Director of Cooking and Development, Associate of Cooking and Development at the University of Birmingham, and served with the help of celebrity chefs, musicians. And businessman Levi Roots.

Sean said it was an honor to work with Levi to create a bespoke menu for dinner that included pulled jackfruit potato cakes, Caribbean grilled eggplant, and Jamaican rum cake.

he said:

GOING FOR GOLD: Jamaica Olympic and Commonwealth Association President Christopher Samuda with members of his boxing team (middle)

“It was a Jamaican-based dish with a little twist. It’s not a Levi’s idea, so I can’t trust it!”

Paulette Simpson, Deputy MD, JN Bank UK, said: and a scholarship.

ALL SMILES: Track legends and event organizers Colin Jackson and Paulette Simpson, JN Bank UK Deputy MD and Voice Sports Editor Rodney Hinds (right)

“As an organization with strong ties to the Diaspora, we are committed to supporting Jamaicans at home and abroad.

“We are extremely proud to have the Jamaican team representing us at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and look forward to seeing them in action over the next two weeks. .”