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Lunch programme feeds kids during lockdown

Lunch programme feeds kids during lockdown

| 02/06/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Two charities are trying to make sure that children in the Cayman Islands don’t go hungry during the coronavirus lockdown. Since the schools closed in mid-March, the Homeschool Lunch Program has been providing 465 children from 13 government schools with a healthy meal or supermarket voucher. The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman […]

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Duncan awarded Distinguished Toastmaster

Duncan awarded Distinguished Toastmaster

| 18/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Toastmaster Sashoy Duncan, Area Director of Toastmasters International responsible (TMI) for three of the six TM clubs in the Cayman Islands and one in Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), has earned the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award. This recognition is the greatest honor that can be attained by a member of TMI, only given to […]

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YMCA offers after-school programme

YMCA offers after-school programme

| 27/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA Cayman Islands is expanding its after-school programme to a new site at the Field of Dreams to coincide with the new academic year calendar. Available for students ages 5 to 12,  the programme will provide a variety of active learning opportunities, designated homework time and recreational activities.

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Dress down to support Meals on Wheels

Dress down to support Meals on Wheels

| 07/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Meals has set its annual “Seniors Rock Dress Down Day” for Friday, 27 September. The non-profit is encouraging individuals, businesses, schools and organisations island-wide to participate in the fundraising event, with all money raised helping to support Meals on Wheels in providing more than 48,000 meals each year.

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EY donates to Jasmine, encourages others to help

EY donates to Jasmine, encourages others to help

| 07/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): EY Cayman has donated US$10,000 to Jasmine (formerly Cayman HospiceCare) to help finance its mission of providing care to people in the Cayman Islands living with long-term or end-stage conditions. The facility offers support to people experiencing debilitating pain, as well as specialist comprehensive hospice care to those living with life-limiting illness.

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DG’s Challenge unveils new logo

DG’s Challenge unveils new logo

| 04/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson last week unveiled the logo for this year’s DG’s 5K Challenge, once again celebrating the charitable organisations slated to benefit from the funds the event will raise, which in 2019 will be the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Special Needs Foundation Cayman and Alex Panton Foundation.

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Martyn Bould to climb Mt Kilimanjaro for Red Cross

Martyn Bould to climb Mt Kilimanjaro for Red Cross

| 18/07/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): One man’s efforts to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is merging with a Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) campaign to raise hurricane awareness with the launch next month of the “Climb for Red: Peak of Preparedness” initiative. Martyn Bould, who has lived in Cayman for some 50 years, has been training the […]

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Brac Rotary Club names youngest president ever

Brac Rotary Club names youngest president ever

| 03/07/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac made history recently when it installed Julianne Scott as the youngest Rotarian ever to take up the role as president in the Cayman Islands. At the annual changeover ceremony held 25 June, the service organisation also named a new board of directors for the 2019/20 Rotary […]

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Drivers reminded to respect blue spots

Drivers reminded to respect blue spots

| 19/06/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A year after launching its “Not Your Spot” campaign, Rotary Central Cayman Islands is again calling on the public to comply with the proper use of disabled parking ‘blue spots’ around the island, on the back of the initiative recently winning the Community Impact of the Year category at the annual Cayman […]

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Red Cross volunteers ready for hurricane season

Red Cross volunteers ready for hurricane season

| 19/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) recently held its annual pre-hurricane meeting, with almost 100 old and new volunteers learning about the organisation’s role as a response agency and auxiliary to government. Held every year ahead of hurricane season, the meeting gives the Red Cross the opportunity to refresh information for returning […]

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Ministry asks community and businesses to help NPOs

Ministry asks community and businesses to help NPOs

| 19/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of a commitment going back more than ten years to provide funding to five of Cayman’s non-profit organisations, amounting to almost $2.5 million annually, the Ministry of Community Affairs is also calling on the private sector and the community to support The Pines Retirement Home, National Council of Voluntary Organisations, […]

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Rotaract Blue installs new board

Rotaract Blue installs new board

| 17/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Rotaract Blue held its 13th annual installation of directors and officers on Saturday, 15 June, with the community service club for 18-30 year olds naming Dona-Lee Darlington the new president for 2019/2020, along with other board members. Darlington spoke of the upcoming year of collaboration and continued service to the local and […]

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Rotaract Club installs new board

Rotaract Club installs new board

| 12/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman has a new board of officers and directors for 2019-2020, officially installed by District Governor David Kirkaldy. Joel Porter, who will serve as president, said at the recent ceremony his goal for the year is to forge closer working relationships with the other Rotary and Rotaract […]

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DG’s 5K Challenge to help three Cayman charities

DG’s 5K Challenge to help three Cayman charities

| 30/05/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three Cayman organisations have been named as beneficiaries of the funds raised through the sixth annual Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, which will take place in September. With a focus on supporting the “most vulnerable and reduce stigma”, the charities are the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC), Special Needs Foundation Cayman (SNFC) and […]

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Meals on Wheels prepares for major fundraiser

Meals on Wheels prepares for major fundraiser

| 20/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Meals on Wheels is hosting its sixth annual ‘Orange You Glad’ gala and auction on Saturday, 25 May, with the goal to exceed the amount raised last year which covered more than 16,000 of the 48,000 meals the non-profit served in Grand Cayman in 2018.

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Governor hosts celebration of Red Cross

Governor hosts celebration of Red Cross

| 17/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In recognition of International Red Cross Day, Governor Martyn Roper hosted 115 volunteers and partners of the Cayman branch of the charity at Government House on 8 May. In welcoming the group, Roper noted the importance of the work of the Red Cross volunteers locally, regionally and globally.

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YMCA begins yearly fundraising initiative

YMCA begins yearly fundraising initiative

| 05/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The YMCA of the Cayman Islands last month launched its 10-week, annual fundraising campaign to provide access to the variety of youth character-building programmes they provide. Also known as the “Caring Campaign”, the funds raised provide financial assistance for all segments of the community to attend Y Day Camp, the Extended After-School […]

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Plant sale grows funds for dog charity

Plant sale grows funds for dog charity

| 30/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Dog lovers Heather Holt and Morgan Olley last weekend held a unique fundraiser for One Dog at a Time (ODAAT), combining their skills to offer native plants and barbecue. Holt, who boasts a green thumb, and Olley, who knows his way around a grill, sold plants and sausages to those attending, raising […]

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