Joggers to boost ‘kind’ charity’s coffers

| 23/01/2018

CNS Local Life(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s Acts of Random Kindness (ARK), a local charity that aims to improve the lives of those less fortunate through practical help, will be getting a windfall soon after Butterfield Bank announced that the cash raised from the 26th annual St Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog next month will be heading their way. Each year, the Irish Jog Organising Committee appeals to local charities to send requests to be the recipient of the money raised by the fun run.

“We had a difficult task,” said Mike McWatt, Managing Director of Butterfield. “There are always so many deserving charities and any of them would have been a worthy recipient of the funds, and I thank all of them for submitting their requests. ARK is a well-established charity, which stood out as its commitment to improving the lives of those less fortunate, particularly via their housing and education programmes, reflected the Jog’s own community-oriented focus on encouraging healthy, happy family life.”

Tara Neilsen, the founder of ARK, said this was tremendous news as she thanked the committee. “What a wonderful and positive start to 2018 for ARK and those we support,” she said.

Chris Duggan, Vice President of Community Development at Dart Enterprises, which also sponsors the fun run, said ARK’s ethos of ‘paying it forward’ and the power of kindness to strangers resonated with the spirit of the event. “We’re hoping for another record-breaking year in 2018 and encourage anyone, no matter what fitness level, to sign up to benefit such a great cause.”

This year’s Irish Jog will take place at Britannia at 5:30pm on Friday, 16 March.

Registration details can be found on Butterfield Bank’s website.

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