Two charities to benefit from Taste of Cayman raffle

| 21/12/2016
CNS Local Life

Volunteers at the 2016 Taste of Cayman

(CNS Local Life): Two Rotaract clubs have been selected at the official charities of the 29th annual Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival, set for Saturday, 28 January 2017. A share of the funds raised by the event’s prize raffle will go towards supporting the various community service and development activities of the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman and Rotaract Blue.

Every year, the festival, which is the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s (CITA) largest fundraiser, supports a local charity.

Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks, CITA executive director, said Taste of Cayman was a way to give back to others in the community. “CITA’s values are grounded in the continued development of our islands and Taste of Cayman gives us a great opportunity to help work with others who share our values,” she said.

“Rotaract Grand Cayman and Rotaract Blue were natural choices for the 2017 Taste of Cayman festival. These organisations not only help empower and support young people, they enrich the community and create a positive impact in Cayman, all of which are aligned with both Taste and CITA’s values.”

Pierre Connolly, president of Rotaract Grand Cayman, said the organisations were grateful to be chosen as the official charities. “The festival brings together Cayman’s food, drink and community and we are very much looking forward to the day itself and the difference we can make with the support we will receive,” he said.

Francesca Hamann, president of Rotaract Blue, said, “It’s always great seeing different organisations from Cayman come together to help and support each other and the wider community. Taste of Cayman is an event we have supported in the past with both volunteers and through attendance and we’re honoured to be chosen as their official charity for the raffle.

“Funds from the raffle will be put towards the continued positive development of the clubs and the young people who are a part of them.”

Many Rotaract members have also signed up as volunteers for the upcoming festival, to assist with event set-up and on the day itself, running booths and helping out on site.

Raffle tickets will be on sale in January and available to purchase at the festival for $5. Winners will be announced following the event.

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