St George revived for charity

| 23/02/2010

(CNS): After almost three decades a group of English residents in the Cayman Islands are hoping to revive the St. George’s Day celebrations on 23 April this year. The goal is to raise money for Positive Intervention Now (PIN), an afterschool intervention programme for at-risk adolescents in central George Town that is operated by St. George’s Anglican Church.  Colin Wilson one of the organizers said the idea of bringing back the English national celebration seemed a good way to drum up some much needed funds for the worthy cause.

"This is a great initiative that is making a positive impact on Year 6 students by helping them develop the social, emotional and academic tools to cope with the transition from primary school to middle school,"explained Wilson.  "I’m hoping we will be able to raise some much-needed funds for this programme along with other outreach projects the church has initiated.”

 Wilson says he is counting on the fact that there is a large community of Britons here who will recognise the significance of the Day and support the event, which will be held at The Wharf Restaurant on Friday, 23 April. 

 The highlight of the evening will be entertainment by international singing star Lisa Carlisle (, a classically trained soprano soloist and performer from the UK offering a varied repertoire including opera, classical crossover, musical theatre, light jazz and romantic songs. 

“We are very excited to welcome Lisa Carlisle to the Cayman Islands for this occasion and I hope that Cayman will take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience her amazing talent,” said Wilson.  “I believe that people will be incredibly impressed with the calibre of her performance.”

St. George’s Day honours the patron saint of England, who was allegedly a roman priest and soldier who saved Christians and died a martyr. He is most famous for suppoedly killing a dragon and while the Cathloic church takes the position that he did exists it admists there are grounds for doubt concerning this legend.

Tickets for the St. George’s Celebration and Banquet cost $125 per person and include a 3-course dinner, souvenir programme and entertainment.  Corporate discounts are also available.  Tickets can be purchased at Allee Designer Fashion Boutique in Galleria Plaza, The Wharf Restaurant, St. George’s Anglican Church, Kelly Holding Ltd. in Selkirk Plaza and from Colin Wilson.

For more information about the St. George’s Day celebration, contact Colin Wilson on 323.0300 or by email on


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