Brac relief from Pirates’ Week

| 21/11/2008

(CNS): Cayman Brac Hurricane Relief received a significant donation from financial services company KPMG following an appeal from the visiting Seattle Seafair Pirates during Pirates Week 2008. Managing Partner for KPMG, Roy McTaggart, presented the $50,000 donation to Minister for Tourism, Charles Clifford, just prior to the Gala Fireworks Show downtown on Saturday 15 November.

Minister Clifford also accepted a cheque from the local Cayman Pirates who donated their prize money from the Float Parade competition in 2007 as a contribution to Cayman Brac Hurricane Relief, and he also accepted $1,050 raised by the Seattle Pirates in their appearances in Pirates Week this year.

Mark Jensen, Director of Public Relations for the Seattle group, sponsored by Island Companies, said: “We were honored to be a small part of the recovery effort for our friends in Cayman Brac and on behalf of all the Seafair Pirates we wish to thank the Pirates Week staff and Dave Martins for their unwavering support, and KPMG and their Managing Partner Roy McTaggart for embodying the spirit of the Seafair Pirates mission: ‘Individually we can make a difference; together we can make an impact.’ ”

McTaggart of KPMG said, "We were delighted to join up with the Seattle Seafair Pirates to assist in the recovery effort going on in the Sister Islands, and we wish them a speedy recovery."

 

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