Walkers backs HospiceCare

| 18/06/2009

(CNS): Walkers Charitable Foundation has become Cayman HospiceCare’s Corporate Partner for the next three years the firm said this week. Although the actual figures have not been revealed the law firm said it was s a substantial amount and was the commitment to help HospiceCare to build on the incredible work done to date. As a free service offered to all people living in the Cayman Islands, Cayman HospiceCare is supported almost entirely by donations.

"The provision of hospice care is something which has touched so many of our staff and our clients worldwide," said Nancy Lewis, chief executive office of Walkers Global Holdings and chair of the Walkers Charitable Foundation. "Becoming a Corporate Partner of Cayman HospiceCare is something we strongly believe in on a personal level and the Foundation has been very keen to support this cause,"

HospiceCare stated that through the partnership Walkers has shown their strong commitment to the community and that the charity would now be able to meet its goals for the future Robin Dalsheimer, member of the Executive Committee of Cayman HospiceCare’s Board of Directors said it extended its gratitude to Walkers for, “this rare opportunity and the gift it gives to the people of Cayman."

The Walkers Charitable Foundation was established in March 2004 to receive and consolidate charitable donations arising out of client transactions in order to benefit worthy charitable causes.

In recent years it has made a number of substantial donations to charitable and community causes in Cayman the firm said.

This latest commitment follows a US$100,000 donation to the victims of Hurricane Paloma on Cayman Brac in November 2008. The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has been another recipient of funds.  "We always look to assist where there is a need in the community of Cayman, particularly where the organisation reflects what our clients believe in," Lewis added.

Walkers’s contribution to HospiceCare will go beyond the financial commitments, with the firm working as a Corporate Partner in a number of initiatives. "Our staff will also provide their time and we will help out in areas where we have strong expertise," Lewis explained. "Bringing the strengths of a strong business to the infrastructure of a small charity can and will make a major difference."




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