Radio Cayman & LIME get kids packed for school

| 13/09/2010

(CNS): Telecommunications company LIME (Cayman) and Radio Cayman recently held a joint initiative to encourage members of the community to support a ‘Back to school back pack’ collection drive. As Radio Cayman’s adopted school, the George Town Primary School (GTPS) was the beneficiary of the jointeffort. Members of the community—both corporate and private citizens— were encouraged to make donations of school supplies. Items such as back-packs, notebooks, binders and binder refills, pens, pencils and just about anything used in the classroom , as well as cash donations, were dropped off at LIME’s Anderson Square and Galleria Plaza locations for a period of three weeks, from 25 August to 10 September.

A formal presentation of items collected was made on Saturday 11 September, at LIME’s Galleria Plaza location, during a LIVE Remote Broadcast on Radio Cayman from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

on hand for the occasion were George Town Primary School Principal Marie Martin, Vice Principal Dorothy Wilson, PTA President Magdalyn Robinson, students Joshua Bush, Oneil and Oneika Duncan, and Kaylee Simms, along with parents and friends, past students from the school, LIME’s Carolyn Lawe-Smith and Julie Hutton, Radio Cayman’s Cheryl Thompson and Deputy Director Paulette Conolly-Bailey, and Engineer Paul Dedrick.

Accepting the donations, Martin said they would go a long way in helping the children and their families at school who are experiencing difficult times due to the economic situation and that this was an excellent start to the school year for George Town Primary. She thanked Radio Cayman and LIME for spearheading the event and thanked the community for such an outpouring of generosity for the school.

Members of the community who made donations were also given a chance to win great prizes, such as a cell phone, top-ups and t-shirts compliments of LIME. This was an added incentive as well as an opportunity to thank the public for its generosity.

Organizers say the project was a great success and hope it will become an annual event.

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