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CharityDrive fundraiser ready to hit the road

CharityDrive fundraiser ready to hit the road

| 29/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Island Heritage is set for its eighth annual CharityDrive, being held 7-9 May, which will again give three charities an opportunity to earn up to $10,000 each, with the one receiving the most social media support getting a $5,000 bonus. The community is encouraged to drive by the Island Heritage roundabout on […]

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Carolina Ferreira of Red Cross earns international award

Carolina Ferreira of Red Cross earns international award

| 29/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Carolina Ferreira, Cayman Islands Red Cross deputy director, has received international recognition for her community work, the only person awarded from the Caribbean and one of just two for the entire Americas. In celebration of Honouring Women’s Day on 8 March, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement […]

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Cayman’s Key Clubs shine at district conference

Cayman’s Key Clubs shine at district conference

| 16/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A contingent of 45 Key Club members representing five schools in Cayman joined more than 2,200 other young people from the Florida District at the annual Education and Leadership Conference (DCON) in Orlando held 4-7 April, with many of the students earning awards, and the Cayman Islands named outstanding division.  

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Rotary Club helps Junior Batabano go on the road

Rotary Club helps Junior Batabano go on the road

| 10/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman has returned as a sponsor of the Junior Batabano Street Parade and Family Fun Day, continuing a tradition that began when the service organisation came on as a founding supporter of the event 18 years ago. This year’s parade is set for 11 May.

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Governor visits the Cayman Islands Red Cross

Governor visits the Cayman Islands Red Cross

| 09/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Elisabeth, recently stopped by the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) as part of an ongoing familiarisation tour of the islands, learning about the agency’s programmes and services. During the visit, the governor also formally accepted an invitation to become CIRC patron for the remainder of his […]

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New board chairman for YMCA

New board chairman for YMCA

| 08/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): David Watler is the new chairman of the YMCA of the Cayman Islands, succeeding Andrew Johnson who has completed his three-year term. Watler joined the YMCA board in March 2015, becoming vice chairman the following year. He also served as chairman of the philanthropy committee for two years.   “It is a […]

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Fundraiser supports vocational grant

Fundraiser supports vocational grant

| 31/03/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Rotaract Blue recently held its third annual Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run, with about 50 participants taking part. The charity event raises funds for the Fred Speirs vocational grant, which has been a development initiative of the organisation since 2008. The walk/run, which was held Sunday, 24 March, raised $1,800 to help support […]

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Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels drive

Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels drive

| 11/03/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Meals on Wheels is looking for at least 250 volunteers to hit the streets with buckets to collect coins for their “¢hange for Change” fundraising drive later this month. The donations will help support the charity’s work in providing free, hot and nutritious meals to seniors, the housebound and the disabled across […]

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Pampered pooches get chance at forever home

Pampered pooches get chance at forever home

| 20/02/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A recently opened dog daycare has teamed up with the Cayman Islands Humane Society to give shelter dogs a “staycation” and an opportunity to get adopted into a permanent home. Claudia Pilat, co-owner of Cay 9 Resort and Spa, said the programme offers one dog a week a “platinum spa package” which […]

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Attorney honoured for volunteering

Attorney honoured for volunteering

| 18/02/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Family Resource Centre (FRC) has selected specialist family attorney Hayley McCall as their 2018 Lee A. Freeman recipient. The award, for “selfless acts of time and dedication to the Legal Befrienders’ Programme,” is named after one of the service’s staunchest volunteers and has been presented annually since 2011.

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Red Cross honours volunteers

Red Cross honours volunteers

| 31/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) recently hosted its 15th annual appreciation event, “The Henris”, to recognise the achievements of CIRC volunteers throughout 2018. “The Red Cross is an organisation built on volunteer work and community engagement,” said director Jondo Obi in a press release.

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YMCA holds leadership conference

YMCA holds leadership conference

| 29/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): About 150 YMCA staff, volunteers, teen leaders and community partners recently took part in the organisation’s fourth annual Leaders for Youth Conference, to learn from each other and grow as leaders in their community. The event, held 19-20 January, featured workshops led by the National Drug Council, Family Resource Centre and Alex […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate mentoring

| 16/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In addition to observing International Mentoring Day today (17 January), Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Cayman Islands is marking Cayman’s longest standing match, a 10-year relationship between mentor Gerardo Ochoa-Vargas and Alex Richardson. Matched in March 2009, the two initially found they lacked shared interests, but 10 years on they […]

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Red Cross renovations get government support

Red Cross renovations get government support

| 09/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) has received a government boost to its “Shelter from the Storm” appeal, which aims to raise $600,000 for remedial renovations to its Huldah Road headquarters. The campaign was launched in July 2018 to fund the work required to ensure compliance with current building codes, and provide […]

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Law firm’s day of giving helps charities

Law firm’s day of giving helps charities

| 05/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 60 staff of law firm Mourant swapped office chairs for charity work during its annual Away Day. Teams assisted Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE), the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), with a group of volunteers also tackling clean-ups at Smith Cove […]

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Rotary Central raffle winner nets $44,000

Rotary Central raffle winner nets $44,000

| 28/11/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The grand prize winner of the Rotary Central Music Extravaganza raffle was awakened by a call at 11:45pm Saturday, 24 November, from the club’s president, William Inniss, informing her she had not only won the $40,000 grand prize but also another $4,000 for selling the winning ticket.

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Red Cross gets financial lift for renovations

Red Cross gets financial lift for renovations

| 21/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross capital campaign, “Shelter from the Storm”, which aims to renovate and refurbish its hurricane shelter and headquarters, has received a corporate boost with a $25,000 donation from Cayman First Insurance. The campaign was launched this summer and the Red Cross is in the middle of the first […]

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Red Cross calls for help for Trinidad flood victims

Red Cross calls for help for Trinidad flood victims

| 07/11/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) has launched an appeal to help Trinidad and Tobago which has been dealing with one of the worst natural disasters in that nation’s history with the flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains last month. The rains, over a 48-hour period (18-19 October), have affected an […]

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