The Upton Gardens Girls Centre is the first ever recipient of proceeds from the inaugural Prime Minister’s Independence Ball which was held on the eve of the island’s 38th Independence Anniversary celebrations this year. The Centre, established since 1980, provides quality day care rehabilitation services in a conducive environment to abused, disadvantaged and neglected young girls. At a brief handover ceremony on Monday morning at the Office of the Prime Minister, Chairperson of the Upton Gardens Girls Centre, Rumelia King expressed profound thanks to Prime Minister for hosting the Ball which raised approximately $59,487.54 for the Centre. Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet was on hand to present the proceeds and took the opportunity to thank the members of the Board for their efforts in bringing attention to the centre.