NDP officials count the money collected at their rally in Keartons for injured woman Shirley Baptiste. (IWN photo)

The main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) on Saturday collected EC$1,200 from party supporters to be given to Shirley Baptiste, the Sandy Bay woman whose leg was amputated as a result of injuries she suffered en route to a party rally last month.

EC$1,200 was donated by persons at the NDP rally in Keartons, and the party’s candidate for Central Leeward, Ben Exeter, matched the amount, bringing the total to EC$2,400.

Sandy Bay resident Shirley Baptiste's right leg was amputated as a result of her injuries. (IWN photo)
Sandy Bay resident Shirley Baptiste’s right leg was amputated as a result of her injuries. (IWN photo)

Baptiste was the most seriously injured of the person who were affected when a truck transporting NDP supporters from North Windward to Chateaubelair overturned in Gordon Yard on Sept. 26.

NDP president and Leader of the Opposition, Arnhim Eustace, told I-Witness News on Tuesday that his party is responding to Baptiste’s immediate needs, and are planning for her long term care and assistance.
He, however, said that the party does does not want to publicise the ways in which it is assisting or plans to assist.