Crisis Centre plans autumn fundraiser

| 14/07/2017
CNS Local Life

Ania Milanowska of Crisis Centre

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) will be hosting its second fundraising dinner and auction on Saturday, 16 September, after a two-year hiatus. The event, themed “Opa! My Big Fat Greek Gala”, aims to raise much-needed funds to support the centre’s efforts in ending domestic violence in the Cayman Islands.

The evening will evoke Ancient Greece and include cocktails, dancing, authentic Greek food and entertainment amidst iconic columns, togas, heroes and goddesses, stated a CICC press release. The dress code is either “elegant Grecian attire” or black tie.

All proceeds will assist the CICC in providing abused women and their children emergency shelter and the chance to live a life free of violence.

More than 1,000 women and children have been provided with housing, counselling and support services since the founding of the CICC in 2003. The centre annually answers more than 300 calls on its 24-hour crisis line, which is 943-CICC (2422). The charitable organisation also educates the public about the prevalence of domestic abuse and child sexual abuse to ensure those affected have the right support to protect themselves against domestic violence.

“We are pleased the gala will be returning to assist in raising funds for our general operating budget which enables us to continue providing an array of programmes and services that decrease the violence in our community,” said Ania Milanowska, CICC executive director. “It will be an extraordinary evening to experience Ancient Greece in an intimate setting, and to show your support for the CICC.”

Tickets to the event, which will be held at Ristorante Pappagallo, cost $150 per person and $1,250 for groups of 10.

To reserve tickets or find out about sponsorships, email Lauren Christie. For more information on the CICC or to learn how to get involved, email Ania Milanowska


Category: Community, Fundraiser

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