Charity event raises money for Irma appeal

| 25/09/2017
CNS Local Life

(L-R) Megan Hewitt-Dean of Hurley’s Media presents donation to Jondo Obi of the Red Cross

(CNS Local Life): A fundraiser held Friday, 15 September at Camana Bay raised $5,500 for the Red Cross Hurricane Irma Relief Fund. Hurley’s Media hosted the charity happy hour to benefit the victims of the devastating storm. “Hurricane Irma affected the majority of the Caribbean and we realise the help that is needed to restore the quality of life for many,” said Randy Merren, Hurley’s Media managing director.

“Cayman residents have many friends, family and colleagues living in the affected parts of the region and we felt the need to come together and host this special event to help support those in need. Lest we forget, the Cayman Islands endured Hurricane Ivan around the same time thirteen years ago, so a lot of us know what the victims are going through.”

The charity happy hour ran from 5pm to 8pm, with complimentary canapes provided by the Market Street restaurant group. Merren also noted the other sponsors, thanking Cayman Distributors, Camana Bay, AI Rentals, Mike’s Ice and Clean Gas “for their roles in supporting this worthy cause. Each business played a huge part in the success of this event,” he said.

Jondo Obi, director of the Cayman Islands Red Cross, said of the donation, “The Cayman Islands Red Cross is grateful to Hurley’s Media for taking the initiative by hosting the happy hour event.  We are in regular contact with our colleagues in the BVI, TCI and Anguilla, and there is still a need for additional supplies as the assessments continue.

“The Red Cross appeal will last throughout the month of September and I encourage the community of Cayman to come on board and support the cause.”

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