(CNS Local Life): In its largest race to date, the 25th annual St Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog raised $15,000 for the families who benefit from the Special Needs Foundation Cayman (SNFC). “We’re thrilled that the community embraces the jog every year helping us bring much-needed funds to the community,” said Michael McWatt, managing director of Butterfield Bank, which hosted the event with Dart.
“The team at Dart and Butterfield work tirelessly to make the event a success, and of course we are grateful for all of the time and enthusiasm given by all of the volunteers.”
Susie Bodden, SNC executive leader, said the organisation was grateful for the donation. “The money will be very wisely spent on behalf of our families. We will be using the funds in two ways; firstly, it allows us to fund our family support worker for the duration of 2017, a much-valued service by our families most in need.
“Secondly, we will spend the money on providing sports and leisure activities that are accessible to our special needs children. Thank you to Butterfield and Dart and to the many people who took part in the jog.”
Chris Duggan, vice president of Dart Enterprises, added, “We are delighted to be joining Butterfield in handing over $15,000 to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out and participated in this year’s St Patrick’s Day Jog that made this donation possible. The SNFC does fantastic work in our community and we are thrilled to be able to support them with this donation.”
Over the past 25 years, the jog has raised more than $220,000 for local charities including Special Olympics Cayman Islands, Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Cayman Hospice Care, Cayman Islands Diabetes Association and Sunrise Adult Training Centre.