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Hospice breaks ground on forever home

Hospice breaks ground on forever home

| 25/06/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): After moving four times since being established in 1998, Cayman HospiceCare will finally be getting a permanent home, a milestone celebrated Thursday, 15 June with an official groundbreaking on its new headquarters that will be located on West Bay Road. A yearlong fundraising effor [...]

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DG’s Challenge lifts the YMCA

DG’s Challenge lifts the YMCA

| 08/06/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The 2017 DG’s 5K Challenge raised $85,000 for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands, $25,000 more than the goal Deputy Governor Franz Manderson set for the event, which was held in April. In announcing the total collected, he said, “I am delighted we raised such a huge sum of money fo [...]

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NCVO garden gets new lease of life

NCVO garden gets new lease of life

| 23/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The NCVO Foster Home’s garden has received a sprucing up, courtesy of two companies in Cayman. RBC, as part of the bank’s commitment to green initiatives, has collaborated with client Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa on a gardening initiative for the home. A “Green 15” team of [...]

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Marathon fundraising effort boosts Have a Heart

Marathon fundraising effort boosts Have a Heart

| 22/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): More than US$150,000 was donated to Have a Heart Cayman Islands through the fundraising efforts of marathoner Derek Haines and the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman. A cheque was presented to Jennifer McCarthy of Have a Heart at a Rotary lunch on 18 May 2017. The funds were raised from [...]

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Haines completes first challenge in CCMI fundraiser

Haines completes first challenge in CCMI fundraiser

| 17/05/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Derek Haines finished second in his age group at last month’s Lake Atitlan marathon in Guatemala, a challenge he took up as part of fundraising efforts in support of the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI). Haines, 68, ran knowing he already had a pledge of $15,000 from But [...]

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Pink Ladies deliver donations to Cayman groups

Pink Ladies deliver donations to Cayman groups

| 16/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps has donated to a number of Cayman Islands organisations as a result of their fundraising work, predominantly the annual Christmas bazaar and tea. The two main recipients were The Pines retirement home and the National Council of Voluntary Organisatio [...]

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Girl Guides learn about rescuing dogs

Girl Guides learn about rescuing dogs

| 16/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Two representatives from One Dog at a Time (ODAAT), with three puppies in tow, paid a visit to the Sixth George Town Girl Guide unit to talk about their canine rescue organisation. ODAAT directors, Paula Blane and Caroline Johnston, attended the 8 May meeting at St Ignatius Catholi [...]

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Leadership Cayman volunteers help out Maple House

Leadership Cayman volunteers help out Maple House

| 04/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): This year’s class of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cayman programme created a sensory garden and restored the surrounding facilities at Maple House for its annual project. The residential facility, which caters for children and young adults with special needs and disabil [...]

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Blood Bank seeks more donors

Blood Bank seeks more donors

| 02/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Working toward its goal of gaining 500 new donors by the end of 2017, the Cayman Islands Blood Bank added 90 to its register through two recent drives, one for Global Youth Day and the other at a local wellness fair. Since the beginning of the year 167 new donors have been [&hellip [...]

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Record numbers take up DG’s 5K Challenge

Record numbers take up DG’s 5K Challenge

| 01/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): There was a sea of blue T-shirts in George Town Sunday, 30 April, as walkers and runners took part in the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge. Wearing the event’s signature colour, participants helped raise money for this year’s chosen charity, the YMCA of the Cayman Islands. [...]

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New van helps drive dog rescues

New van helps drive dog rescues

| 28/04/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Canines rescued by One Dog at a Time (ODAAT) can now ride in style thanks to the purchase of a van funded by various sponsors. The group, which started four years ago and is run solely by volunteers, relies heavily on public support and various fundraisers to operate, as it awaits [...]

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Aall Foundation donates to Manna Centre

Aall Foundation donates to Manna Centre

| 27/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Aall Foundation has contributed US$15,000 to support the humanitarian work of the Manna Centre, a community medical, social welfare and legal advisory agency expected to open later this year in the Savannah area. The centre will also administer a depot for storage and distribut [...]

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Brackers come out for DG’s 5K challenge

Brackers come out for DG’s 5K challenge

| 25/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge kicked off Sunday, 23 April, with the first part of the event held on Cayman Brac. Almost 150 people took part in the walk/run, including a number of participants who travelled from Grand Cayman for the occasion. The Grand Cayman race takes [...]

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Pensions Board to bring celebration to the Brac

Pensions Board to bring celebration to the Brac

| 24/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) has finalised the programme for its Pensioners’ Appreciation event at the Aston Rutty Centre on Cayman Brac, set for Monday, 24 April 2017. The celebration, from 4pm to 8pm, is being held in partnership with the island’s Ministry of Dist [...]

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RBC nourishes Feed Our Future

RBC nourishes Feed Our Future

| 21/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The non-profit Feed Our Future (FOF), whose mission is to alleviate childhood hunger in the Cayman Islands, recently received a healthy boost from a corporate donation. RBC Royal Bank presented the CAD10,000 cheque in keeping with its focus on charities that promote education, yout [...]

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