Mission House gets a Christmas clean-up

| 13/12/2017
CNS Local Life

(L-R) Nellie Pouchie, Jennifer Ahearn, Marcia Murray, Richard Tyson, Natasha Powell and Richard Mileham clean the Mission House

(CNS Local Life): Members of the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing (HECH) spent Monday morning (11 December) sprucing up the Mission House in Bodden Town. The team swapped office attire for yard clothes to clean, sweep, work in the garden and carry out general maintenance at the historic site to get it ready for Christmas.

This was the first project in a new quarterly ministry initiative in which staff will donate time and effort to a community cause, stated a government press release.

“Although unfortunately I could not attend the Mission House clean-up, I am delighted that our ministry has launched this worthwhile initiative to personally help give assistance to various projects,” said HECH Minister Dwayne Seymour.

The Mission House, which is maintained by the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, was chosen because it is a cultural landmark.

“We were really pleased to help out at the Mission House yesterday to physically get the house and grounds ship-shape for the festive season, “ said Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn. “We will have similar projects four times a year, under our newly launched ‘charity morning’ initiative.”

The National Trust’s historic programmes manager, Richard Mileham, who helped the ministry team with their cleaning efforts, said he was delighted with the assistance.

“The ministry staff did a fantastic job and we really appreciate them donating their time and energy to help us maintain this important historic home,” he said.

The ministry’s next community project will take place in April 2018.

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