Donation to help green group reach out to youth

| 30/05/2019
CNS Local Life
(L-R) Richard Weber, Russell Burt, Bronwen Burt, Jack Paolini, Harvey Reid, Ben Reid, Felix Reid, Michael Santangeli, Emma Sutherland and Bill LaMonte at the cheque presentation

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman hedge fund industry put its brain power to good use by hosting a fundraising quiz to support Plastic Free Cayman, a charity whose goal is to reduce plastic pollution both in Cayman and throughout the Caribbean. The Cayman Islands branch of AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association, recently organised the quiz among 20 of its member firms.

Held 13 May at the George Town Yacht Club, the event, which also included a raffle with donated prizes, raised US$6,000 for the charity, stated a press release. AIMA chairman Russell Burt, and committee members Ben Reid and Emma Sutherland recently presented the cheque to the organisation. 

On receiving the donation, Bill LaMonte, educational coordinator for Plastic Free Cayman, said the charity was grateful to AIMA. “We are in the process of coordinating a youth summit to bring students from all of our public and private schools together in an effort to teach them about the impacts of plastics on our environment,” he explained in the release. “This summit will help our youth develop an even stronger voice as they attempt to tackle various environmental issues, much like the students of ‘Protect Our Future’ have done. These funds will directly help empower our youth.”

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Category: Community, Environment, Fundraiser

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