Charity looking for $125,000

| 30/10/2009

(CNS): One of Cayman’s longest running charities the National Council of Voluntary Organisations will host its 30th annual Televised fundraiser next weekend. Competing with a significant number of charities and NGOs all looking for support, the NCVO is pulling out all the stops to raise the $125,000 it needs to keep going for another year. The list of entertainers performing for free includes Barefoot Man, Sea N’ B’, Earl Lapierre, Hi Tide, Ratskin and many others. More than 50 prizes are also up for grabs donated by more than 40 different companies including jewelry, art work, a Blackberry phone from LIME, numerous gift certificates from popular stores and restaurants and a grand prize of round trip tickets to any Cayman Airways destination.

The show will come from the Prospect Playhouse and will be broadcast on Cayman 27 (Cable Channel 12) on Saturday 7th November 2009 as well as radio Cayman. People wanting to pledge can call 946-6136.

 “The success of our Radio/Telethon is vital to the survival of the NCVO and its projects” explains Janice Wilson – CEO for the NCVO.  “The community has always been very generous in their donations to our programmes and this year, given the difficult economic times, we are more in need of their support than ever. The need for our community programmes, particularly those that help local children, continues to increase and general donations are considerably down from previous years. We encourage as many people as possible to support the event, and to join us for a wonderful night of fun and entertainment.”The NCVO is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation that engages in projects to meet the ever-increasing social needs of the community.  As one of the oldest charities in Cayman, having been in operation for over 30 years, they have grown substantially.  Among the projects run by the NCVO are: the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home which houses ten children in need of care and protection; “Miss Nadine’s” Pre-School which provides pre-school education for seventy 2-5 year olds; Jack & Jill Nursery which cares for 16 babies, the Caring Cousins Welfare Fund and several others. The demand for the NCVO’s programmes increases every year and the organiser’s are hoping that this year’s event will receive the support necessary to continue its much needed projects.

For more information or to make a donation to the NCVO prior to the Radio/Telethon, contact the NCVO at 949-2124 or ncvo@candw.ky, or log onto www.ncvo.org.ky.

 

 

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