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Taste of Cayman nourishes the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre

| 22/03/2016 | 0 Comments
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(L-R) Ania Milanowska-Sedgley, of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, receives donation from Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association

(CNS): A fundraising opportunity at this year’s Taste of Cayman has boosted the coffers of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) by more than $1,600. The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA), which organises the annual food-and-wine festival, selected the charity, which supports victims of domestic abuse, to benefit from patrons of the food and wine festival donating cash or unused tickets into special boxes on the night.

Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks, CITA executive director, said, “We are so thrilled to help the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. Many of us take for granted the safety and security we have in our family and relationships. The services that the Crisis Centre provides can save lives, and we are so happy to be a part of that.”

CICC head Ania Milanowska-Sedgley thanked CITA for its fundraising efforts. “Taste of Cayman is a wonderful family event and we are very happy that this year CITA has chosen us to be the beneficiary of it. We truly enjoyed the partnership with TOC and the event itself.

“Domestic violence affects the whole family and only by working together we can eradicate it from our community. Thank you for this opportunity to raise much needed funds and awareness.”

The $1615.53 in total proceeds the CICC earned will go toward covering operating costs, which help, shelter, clothe and feed victims of domestic abuse.

CITA has supported a charity at every Taste of Cayman, and will be helping another non-profit at the event next year, which is set for 28 January.

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