Lean on Me Masquerade Ball

| 20/03/2009

(CNS): The Lean on Me Committee (Charity) will be holding their first annual Spring Celebration Masquerade Ball – A Spring Affair on Saturday, 21 March to raise funds to help people in the community who need financial medical assistance or who are in dire need of other legitimate assistance. This year’s ball will be held on the waterfront terrace at Camana Bay at 62 Forum Lane, which is adjacent to CNB. The evening will be packed with an array of local musical entertainers such as Hi Tide, Regeneration, Steward Wilson and Love Culture, Miss Cayman Islands Nicosia Lawson, Jamesette Anglin, Jeffery Wilson and DJ Diamond.

Tickets are $5o pre-sold, $60 at the event, and the dress code for the evening is semi-formal. The ball begins at 6:30 pm and ends at midnight and will be in the form of a masked cocktail party, with lots of entertainment throughout the evening, and will be catered by Mise en Place. The organization has also flown in a limited amount of Venetian Style Masks specifically for the event which will also be on sale for a nominal donation.

The Lean on Me Committee (Charity) was formed by a group of dedicated young professionals who came together in July 2006 to raise funds for local singer, Nina Orrett, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Since then they have also raised funds for another local musical artist Errol “Skanky” Grant, who was diagnosed with male breast cancer.

Every year since 2006 the Lean on Me Committee (Charity) has organized events throughout the year which not only showcases a plethora of local musicians, dancers, comedy acts and models who have all donated their time and talents to express their support, but have also used these events to assist persons directly who are either in need of guidance, financial or hands-on assistance. The Lean on Me Committee has also lent its support to other local charities and non-profits to assist in their efforts as well.

A few of the time and monetary donations made to assist those inneed in the community are:

The Pines Retirement Home- Funds raised from annual event to assist their Building Fund
C.I. Hospice Care- Funds raised from annual event-for Care-giving costs
Nina Orrett- Funds raised from annual event- Medical expenses
Errol ‘Skanky’ Grant – Funds raised from annual event-Medical expenses
C.I. Crisis Centre- Linen Drive- to assist battered women by providing clothing and household goods
Baby Jordon (pre-mature infant) – Supermarket collection & Private donations
Five recently orphaned children – Private donations of clothing and assistance
Baby TJ (pre-mature infant)- Catamaran Cruise and Supermarket donations
Nathan Benko- a young child who needs financial assistance for a Open Heart Surgery
HMP Northward- Prison-Motivational Talks (Men’s Prison)
HMP Fairbanks- Motivational Talks (Women’s Prison)
Anna Watler- Kidney Transplant assistance to donor
Cayman Recovery Fund- For Cayman Brac Hurricane Poloma Relief Fund.

The charity has also recently created a Facebook site which is being used to generate support for the organization and to also help inform the public of their efforts and give a face to the many needs in the community. The Facebook site is open to the public and can be found as Lean on Me-Cayman in the Facebook search.

Lean on Me Committee (Charity) will continue to assist those in need and look forward to the continued public support that it has received in the past.

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  1. Tonya Mitchell says:

    Tickets can be purchased at Arabus, Candles Unlimited and Reflections. They can also be purchased at the event on Saturday evening. The price is CI$50.00 prepaid and CI$60.00 at the event.  

    The event is from 6:30-Midnight.

    Thank you for your support..

    Tonya Mitchell

    Vice Chairperson

  2. Anonymous says:

    Where can you buy tickets in advance?