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Family Resource Centre celebrates dads

Family Resource Centre celebrates dads

| 20/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A group of 25 fathers, who were acknowledged and nominated by their family members, have won prizes in the Family Resource Centre’s (FRC) #beadaddaily challenge. Tying the annual contest in with last month’s Father’s Day, the centre asked children across the Cayman Islands to [...]

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Churches raise money to help young students

Churches raise money to help young students

| 19/07/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): Community services departments in various Adventist churches in Cayman donated a total of $15,000, which will benefit 60 children from 12 public and private schools by covering lunches, uniforms and other items during the 2017/18 academic year. The funding was made possible through [...]

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Crisis Centre plans autumn fundraiser

Crisis Centre plans autumn fundraiser

| 14/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) will be hosting its second fundraising dinner and auction on Saturday, 16 September, after a two-year hiatus. The event, themed “Opa! My Big Fat Greek Gala”, aims to raise much-needed funds to support the centre’s efforts in ending dome [...]

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Port Authority boosts technology in schools

Port Authority boosts technology in schools

| 12/07/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands last month donated used computer equipment to John Gray High School (JGHS) and the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) to enhance the technology available at both schools. The 20 LCD monitors and five desktop computers will be sh [...]

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Swim class teaches respect for the ocean

Swim class teaches respect for the ocean

| 11/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A group of 10 Caymanian children is learning to swim and snorkel through the West Bay ECO Warriors programme hosted by a local hotel. The children, all between the ages of 8 and 10, meet every Thursday to learn skills taught through PADI swim school and the YMCA, the latter which s [...]

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Haines scales two volcanoes in aid of CCMI

Haines scales two volcanoes in aid of CCMI

| 10/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s marathon man and champion fundraiser Derek Haines is well into his next effort – raising $50,000 for the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s (CCMI) reef research project by climbing two volcanoes and running three marathons this year. After finishing a marathon [...]

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Strutters hit the beach to benefit dogs

Strutters hit the beach to benefit dogs

| 10/07/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS Local Life): One Dog at a Time (ODAAT), a canine-rescue organisation, recently held its first “Mutt Strut”, along Seven Mile Beach, to raise funds for its continuing operations. The group, established four years ago and staffed solely by volunteers, has rescued almost 100 dogs and puppies s [...]

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Leadership Cayman participants complete programme

Leadership Cayman participants complete programme

| 07/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The 2017 Leadership Cayman class officially graduated from the programme on Saturday, 24 June. First launched in 2009, the six-month Chamber of Commerce initiative enables participants to acquire an in-depth view of social, economic, business and political issues; enhance their lea [...]

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Cayman Prep donates books to LIFE

Cayman Prep donates books to LIFE

| 06/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayman Prep and High School students collected more than 1,725 books for LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone). Organised by the Key Club at the high school and led by the primary school student council, students were responsible for promoting this event on campus as well as assisting wi [...]

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Hannah’s Heroes needed for fundraiser

Hannah’s Heroes needed for fundraiser

| 29/06/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): With 12 weeks to go until this year’s Hannah’s Heroes Big Shave, organisers are encouraging supporters to forgo their next haircut and opt to shave instead to help raise money for the St Baldrick’s Foundation. The Big Shave was inspired by Cayman-born Hannah Meeson, who was d [...]

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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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