This year’s Inspiration Telethon, an effort by the Special Envoy for Women and Children to raise funds for the construction of a facility which will cater to children with disabilities and special needs, trumped its projected mark. Meanwhile, the Embassy of Belize in Washington has been hosting several fundraising events within the state between October 2011 and May 2013. And on Tuesday, His Excellency, Ambassador Nestor Mendez, handed over a cheque for US$60,000 to the Special Envoy, Kim Simplis Barrow. The majority of the funds were raised at a hugely successful gala on February of this year, which brought in over US$40,000. The Inspiration Center will provide medical care, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, psychological care and social work among other specialized services to assist children with disabilities. The center will also assist disadvantaged children with after school programs. It is expected that the Inspiration Center will be completed by September and be operational by the end of 2013.