Brackers come out to support National Trust

| 01/03/2018
CNS Local Life

Serving up food at the Spring Fling

(CNS Local Life): More than 75 people attended a fundraiser hosted by the Cayman Brac District Committee of the National Trust, Saturday, 24 February. The inaugural Spring Fling, the first public celebration held at the National Trust House, was in aid of providing permanent sanctuary for the Brac’s native animals and plants.

The event featured food catered by Trust members, music provided by DJ Mark Knowlton, both a silent and live auction, and a split-the-cash raffle. Brac Trust members met weeks in advance to clear and beautify the grounds and spruce up their home site.

A unique feature of the Cayman Brac National Trust events is their sensitivity to the island-wide issues of an overcrowded landfill and littering, stated a press release. Events are geared to use and re-use china, glass and stainless steel utensils. Tablecloths and decorations were also part of a recyclable/re-useable effort. A collection site for soiled tableware was set up to so these items could be cleared and cleaned for re-use.

This endeavour by a small team minimalised the amount of leftover rubbish, which supported the reduction of the landfill while promoting the need for recycling programmes, said the release. In addition, no plastic straws or cans were used, with drinks served out of large glass dispensers. Finally, food scraps were collected to feed nearby soldier crabs.

The committee thanked everyone who contributed food and auction items, noting the dedication of Trust members who sold event and raffle tickets.

The Veterans’ and Seamen’s Society of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman successfully bid on the “big-ticket” item of an antique ship’s telegraph donated by a volunteer’s family, and this will be displayed in the VSS Centre. Locally crafted thatch brooms were also contributed to raise funds and awareness of native talent.


Category: Community, Environment, Fundraiser

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