Maple House receives support

| 17/02/2009

(CNS: The Rotaract Blue Club of the Cayman Islands recently made a donation of $3000 to the Maple House facility, a home for children with special needs and disabilities.The donation came from proceeds raised at the first annual Open Arms Award Ceremony which was held last year. The funds have been donated to be used at the discretion of Maple House officials, who say they s will buy much needed household items, as well as wheelchair straps and other special equipment.

In a release from the club, Joy White, Manager of Maple House, expressed appreciation for the donation and the continued recognition and support that Rotaract Blue has provided. She also stated that she was looking forward to this year’s Open Arms ceremony. Rotaract Blue member Rene Shortridge stated, “Rotaract Blue is happy that the Open Arms programme has been successful and that the club is able to assist Maple House. We are hoping that the programme reaches further heights so that we are able to extend more support where it is needed.”

In an effort to raise more funds, the club announced that it has rescheduled the previously postponed Open Arms Family Fun Day event, which will now take place on 21 February at the Airport Park. The event will also provide an opportunity for those with special needs to have fun with their families, friends and the wider community. Rotaract Blue invites the community to come out and support this event.

Rotaract Blue is one of the newest Rotaract initiatives in the Caribbean. The club is proudly sponsored by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central and under their guidance we have become the second established Rotaract Club in the Cayman Islands. The Open Arms programme aims to create community awareness of different disabilities and to integrate individuals with disabilities into the community
Photo: Ms. Joy White (right) receives cheque from Rotaract Blue Secretary Shakira Gourzong

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