Exhibition tells story of CI Red Cross

| 07/05/2012

026 (239x300).jpg(CNS): The Cayman Islands branch of the international Red Cross officially launched the charity’s designated month with the opening of a special exhibition on Thursday revealing the work of the long standing charity past present and future. “This is the CIRC: a look at the work of the Cayman Islands Red Cross yesterday, today and tomorrow” is being held at the George Town library. It gives visitors a peek at the work of the organisation since its local founding in 1961.during the ceremony the education minister pointed to the critical work the charity has done on HIV awareness.

Rolston Anglin said it was a necessity in light of the fact that at least 50 children will be born to teenage mothers this year in Cayman.

CIRC Chairman, Andrew McLaughlin, spoke of the work undertaken by CIRC staff and volunteers last year for 50th Anniversary of the organisation in Cayman which helped to raise the funds, profile and awareness of the Red Cross and its programmes. He said the CIRC was looking to develop partnerships and encouraged the community and corporate organisations to take advantage of the trainings and educational/awareness sessions offered by the charity.

The CIRC exhibit is open to the public Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from May 8th to 22nd, 11am-2pm.

Schools are encouraged to book their own tours by contacting 949-6785 ext. 26 or director@redcross.org.ky. Persons needing more information on the organisation itself, how to get involved, or wishing to purchase tickets for the upcoming Dinner Dance gala can also contact the number and email above.

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