Cyclists raise money for HospiceCare

| 18/08/2016
CNS Local Life

Some of the 90 cyclists taking part in the ride

(CNS): Despite inclement weather leading up to the day of the event, more than 90 cyclists, from age 8 to 72, participated in the fourth annual Pete Ribbins Memorial Ride on Sunday, 14 August. Through registrations and donations from Consolidated Water Company’s Cayman and US staff, almost CI$6,000 was raised for Cayman HospiceCare, after the firm kicked in matching funds. To date, nearly CI$18,000 has been donated to the hospice in Ribbins’ memory.

John Tonner, Cayman Water’s COO and founder of the event, said, “It was great to have the weather cooperate and for the sun to shine on an event that supports a cause as worthy as Cayman Hospice.  The good folks at Hospice help so many in the community, including our old friend Pete Ribbins, and they do so during stressful and emotional times.  It is hard work that they do and we are happy to support them.”

He then thanked the police and Cayman Islands Red Cross, “who helped keep everyone safe and for all the local businesses who donated prizes which were raffled off to reward participants of all ages.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s event and discussing how to grow it so we can support the great work that Hospice does.”

Kerrie McMillan, operations and fundraising assistant at Cayman Hospice Care, added, “It is always such a pleasure to be involved in the Pete Ribbins Memorial Ride. It is a fun, family-friendly event in memory of a wonderful person and Cayman HospiceCare, as the beneficiary, is extremely grateful to all those who participate.”

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

Planning for the fifth anniversary next year is already underway.

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