Bodog’s Billionaire founder Calvin Ayre has through his Calvin Ayre Foundation Charity, pledged to donate $4m worth of personal protective equipment to the Antiguan Health Ministry, to assist the Caribbean island in their fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Ayre who resides in Antigua and who set up his Calvin Ayre Foundation back in 2005 as a vehicle for his philanthropy, speaking of his planned sizeable charity donation, said: “As Antigua and Barbuda and many other small island developing states struggle to protect their citizenry from this highly contagious and deadly coronavirus, it is becoming painfully obvious that we cannot look to the traditional donors and trading partners for assistance in providing urgently needed PPEs.”
With the United States currently imposing restrictions on the exports of PPE, the Calvin Ayre Foundation have had to look to China to source the supplies required. Commenting further, Ayre stated: “Thankfully, we were able to procure the desperately needed protective equipment from China for our frontline workers in Antigua and Barbuda.”
“We are truly happy to be in a position to assist the Calvin Ayre government and citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, and especially the brave people on the frontline.”