Around 2004, local Sanpedrana Jamila Janmohamed was asked to run the collection for the Poppy Appeal, during the month leading to Remembrance Day (observed in November and remembering Belizean and Commonwealth veterans, their families and fallen soldiers). Before Jamila’s participation in the collection in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, little over $200 was raised. Taking over the collection, she immediately raised funds in the thousands of dollars. This last year Jamila managed to hand in BZ$13,246.86 which is about UK£4,416.00.
For her outstanding efforts, dedication and heart, Jamila Janmohamed was honored with an award by the Royal British Legion of Belize, which she is a member of, at a special function held at the Flagstaff Mess.
The San Pedro community has always given very generously to this cause in the past, and with Jamila’s drive, has given more than 20 times the amount given by the rest of the county combined. It is a tremendous show of kindness from the community; Ambergris Today congratulates Jamila Janmohamed and extends a BIG ‘Thank You’ to all who contributed to the cause.