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Ground broken on YMCA ropes course

Ground broken on YMCA ropes course

| 11/12/2017 | 0 Comments
  (CNS Local Life): A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday, 9 December for the ropes challenge course being built by the YMCA with funds from the 2017 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge, an event that took place in April with about 2,000 participants and raised a record $85,000 from the walk [...]

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YMCA celebrates five years in Cayman

YMCA celebrates five years in Cayman

| 04/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The YMCA is celebrating its fifth anniversary in Cayman with a family fun day on Saturday, 9 December, from 9am to 1pm at the Field of Dreams. The event will include kickball, music, treats and carnival activities like a dunk tank, slip and slide, face painting and photo booth. All [...]

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Rotary Sunrise celebrates birthdays at The Pines

Rotary Sunrise celebrates birthdays at The Pines

| 21/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Members of Rotary Sunrise together with youngsters from George Town Primary School’s Earlyact Club recently visited The Pines Retirement Home to help celebrate November birthdays of residents. Included among the celebrants was Olive Miller, marking her 96th birthday, who now live [...]

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Optimists promote childhood cancer awareness

Optimists promote childhood cancer awareness

| 19/11/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): St Ignatius School student Erika Sobers has designed a T-shirt that is being used to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Organised by the Optimist Club of Grand Cayman, the initiative is raising funds through sales of the shirts. The student recently presented the first T-shirt to [...]

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Kiwanis Club names new board

Kiwanis Club names new board

| 27/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman recently installed its officers and board members for 2017-2018, with Nicola Murray the new president, taking over from Daniella McGowan. “For many years, the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman has made and continues to make a real difference in the [...]

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Monster Dash 5K offers early Halloween fun

Monster Dash 5K offers early Halloween fun

| 09/10/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Save Our Youth Foundation (SOY) is hosting its third annual Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run fundraiser at Camana Bay, Saturday, 14 October. Registration on the day begins at 6:15am with both walkers and runners starting at 7am, but taking off in opposite directions. All participants a [...]

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Rotary International names president from Caribbean

Rotary International names president from Caribbean

| 05/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A previous governor of District 7020, an area covering the Northern Caribbean including the Cayman Islands, has been named president of Rotary International for 2018-19. Barry Rassin, who has family ties to Cayman and is a frequent visitor, will preside over the 1.2-million member [...]

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DG’s Challenge supports YMCA camp

DG’s Challenge supports YMCA camp

| 28/08/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A group of 10 young people from Cayman Brac recently travelled to Grand Cayman for a week-long, YMCA summer camp and leadership programme. The camp was held from Sunday, 13 August to Friday, 18 August. The trip was made possible by a portion of the funds raised for the YMCA at the [...]

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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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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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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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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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DG challenges public to take part in 5K

DG challenges public to take part in 5K

| 20/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As the Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge rapidly approaches, Franz Manderson is inviting everybody in the Cayman Islands to take part in the event. The annual walk/run takes place on Cayman Brac Sunday, 23 April and Grand Cayman Sunday, 30 April. The deputy governor personally leads [...]

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Irish Jog brings in the green for charity

Irish Jog brings in the green for charity

| 20/04/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): In its largest race to date, the 25th annual St Patrick’s Day 5K Irish Jog raised $15,000 for the families who benefit from the Special Needs Foundation Cayman (SNFC). “We’re thrilled that the community embraces the jog every year helping us bring much-needed funds to the com [...]

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Book donation breathes LIFE into classroom libraries

Book donation breathes LIFE into classroom libraries

| 27/03/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): In what is believed to be the largest recorded donation of reading material to a government school, the charity Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE) organised a gift of more than 3,500 books to Sir John A. Cumber Primary School (SJACPS) in December last year. The contribution was the [...]

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