Tag: Cayman Islands Red Cross

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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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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Suggestions for donating toys

Suggestions for donating toys

| 10/12/2018 | 1 Comment

I want to donate some of my son’s toys to charity. Can you tell me where I can do this? Auntie’s answer: While I am always happy to find the answers to difficult questions and help people solve problems, I cannot deny it is also nice to be able to deal with a query such […]

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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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Red Cross needs community help

Red Cross needs community help

| 23/07/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) has launched the “Shelter from the Storm” fundraising campaign seeking financial support from the community to help reach a goal of $600,000 to modernise the organisation’s headquarters on Huldah Avenue in George Town. CIRC officials said they recognised the “pressing need” to renovate the building, which […]

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Cayman film on child sexual abuse set for forum

Cayman film on child sexual abuse set for forum

| 18/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands will be showing a documentary on child sexual abuse, one of only four media presentations accepted, at an upcoming international congress on the issue. The US (one entry) and the UK (two) will also be presenting at the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) […]

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Governor hosts World Red Cross Day event

Governor hosts World Red Cross Day event

| 31/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) volunteers and partners gathered at the governor’s residence for a celebration of World Red Cross Day on 8 May. Governor Anwar Choudhury welcomed the 123 attendees, as he recognised the importance of the work that they do every day.

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World Red Cross Day commemorated

World Red Cross Day commemorated

| 08/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Every year on 8 May, the Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal Societies celebrate World Red Cross Day, which marks the birthday of the movement’s founder and winner of the first Nobel Peace Prize, Henri Dunant, and has been observed annually throughout the world since 1948.

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Cayman group hosts child-abuse workshop in US

Cayman group hosts child-abuse workshop in US

| 11/04/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Seven representatives from Cayman’s grassroots multi-agency child abuse prevention team, Protection Starts Here (PSH), became the first-ever presenters from the Caribbean to host a workshop at the International Symposium on Child Abuse, presented annually by the National Children’s Advocacy Centre in Huntsville, Alabama. The symposium, held 19-22 March and now in its […]

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CI Red Cross continues to help BVI

CI Red Cross continues to help BVI

| 05/03/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) director Jondo Obi recently returned from a month spent in the British Virgin Islands, offering help after the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year which caused widespread devastation. An international appeal for the most-affected areas that the organisation launched has raised US$164,600, which […]

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Group to address child abuse at international forum

Group to address child abuse at international forum

| 13/02/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Multi-agency working group Protection Starts Here (PSH) has been invited to present at the 34th International Symposium on Child Abuse hosted by the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) in Alabama 19-22 March. The group is the driving force behind the PSH child abuse prevention project, launched in 2012 to bring willing government, […]

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Prospect repeats as CERT competition winner

Prospect repeats as CERT competition winner

| 14/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For the second year in a row, the Prospect Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) came away winners in the annual CERT challenge in a competition featuring a completely different format than previous years. Instead of teams getting trained and then competing using the skills learned, the 2017 challenge motivated the groups to […]

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Charity event raises money for Irma appeal

Charity event raises money for Irma appeal

| 25/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A fundraiser held Friday, 15 September at Camana Bay raised $5,500 for the Red Cross Hurricane Irma Relief Fund. Hurley’s Media hosted the charity happy hour to benefit the victims of the devastating storm. “Hurricane Irma affected the majority of the Caribbean and we realise the help that is needed to restore the quality […]

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Red Cross big winner at golf fundraiser

Red Cross big winner at golf fundraiser

| 08/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): RBC Royal Bank continued its 20-year partnership with the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) with their recent charity golf tournament, held 1 September. The oversubscribed event, which featured a four-man scramble format with a shotgun start, was held at the North Sound Club. More than 100 participants from organisations across Cayman gathered to […]

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