Fundraiser nets over $6k for hospice

| 24/08/2015
Cayman News Service

Almost 100 cyclists took part in the 2015 Pete Ribbins Memorial Ride

(CWC): Almost 100 cyclists took part in the Cayman Water Company’s 3rd annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Ride on Sunday, August 16, raising CI$3,185 for Cayman Hospice Care through registrations and substantial donations from the Company’s Cayman and US staff. All proceeds were matched by CWC, bringing the total donated to  to CI$6,370.

The ride was inaugurated as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2013 in honour of the company’s late general manager, Peter Ribbins, who was cared for by Hospice Care and who was an active member of the Cayman sporting community.

Danielle Coleman of Cayman Hospice Care said, “Cayman Hospice Care is extremely grateful to Cayman Water and to all the cyclists, volunteers and spectators that were involved in this year’s ‘Pete Ribbins Memorial Charity Ride.”

All proceeds from the ride will go directly to ensuring that hospice services remain at no cost to all persons in the Cayman Islands with a terminal illness, she noted.

Almost 100 cyclists, ranging from 8 to 75 years old, participated the 40km and 10km friendly rides. The event was also well supported by the many local businesses that provided a variety of giveaways for the post ride draw, ensuring that it was a resounding success. Over 30 prizes were drawn and special gifts were given to the youngest and oldest cyclists, Joseph Duggan and Ottmar Webber, respectively.

Frederick McTaggart, CEO of Consolidated Water said, “We were very pleased to sponsor the 3rd Annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Bike Ride this past Sunday to raise funds for Hospice Care and thank all of riders that braved the hot weather and participated in the race.  We look forward to holding the event again next year.”

The ride, which focused on roads along the western peninsula, traversed the supply route of the Cayman Water Company (CWC), the water utility for the Seven Mile Beach and West Bay areas. Cayman Water Company’s COO John Tonner, an avid cyclist who came up with idea for the event, led the ride.


Category: Cycling, Sports

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