Crisis Centre hopes to raise 40k with Christmas run

| 26/11/2014

(CNS): Offering the only safe haven in Cayman for women and children suffering domestic abuse, the Cayman Islands, Crisis Centre is hoping to raise $40,000 this Christmas with the Jingle-Bell charity fun-run. All of the money raised will go directly to fund the operations of the island’s only emergency shelter, which like all charities is struggling to meet the growing demands for its services. People are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible and join in the run, which has already attracted much needed support from private sector sponsors. The event takes place on Sunday 14 December at the Holiday Inn Resort. Cayman Islands Crisis Centre fund-raising committee chair MelisaJohnson said the event could not happen without the support of the community, as she thanked the companies and individuals who have donated time and funding.  

“This event is our major fundraiser for the year and the Centre relies heavily on it for its operations,” she said.

Registration is CI$25 and includes a full breakfast on the beach as well as gifts from Santa (above) for every child registered. The first 300 registrants also get a free t-shirt.  Sponsors have also been very generous in offering raffle prizes.  There will be Cayman Airways return tickets to Tampa and to Miami, a staycation with breakfast at the Westin and another from Comfort Suites, and vouchers for the island’s hottest restaurants up for grabs, but you have to be present to win.

Main sponsors include Greenlight Re, Maples and Calder and LIME others are Rawlinson & Hunter, Kobre & Kim, dms X107.1 and Kiss 106.1, Insurance Managers Association of Cayman and Walkers,DART, Cayman Airways, KPMG, Strategic Risk Solutions, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, ICWI, Kane, Cayman National, The Security Centre, Zolfo Cooper, Kensington, Advantage, Krys Global, ITA Group and PKF, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Rotary Sunrise and the Water Authority. Donations have also been received from The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, Red Sail Sports, Fosters Food Fair, Agua, Abacus/Deckers/Karoo Group, Books & Books, Le Visage, Luca, Regal Theatres, Calypso Grill, Icoa, Eclipse Hair Design & Spa and Cayman Tennis Academy.

Online registration is now live at www.caymanactive.com.  Registration will also be available at Cost U Less November 29 and Dec 6, Fosters Strand Dec 6 and Dec 13 and AL Thompson's Dec 13.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The Book Nook each year parteners with Santa so that each child attending the Jingle Bell  walk/run recieves a toy.   Santa thanks them for their ongoing support.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I know a guy that just lost 260k in a casino, maybe he can help.