Charity hopes for successful annual fundraiser

| 31/10/2012

(CNS):  The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) will be depending on Caymanians to tune in this Saturday to its 33rd annual telethon on Cayman 27. As its main fundraiser the charity depends on the cash raised during the marathon TV show to run its local programmes. This year the charity is targeting $130,000. Broadcasting live between pm and midnight from the Prospect Playhouse people can also listen to the show on Radio Cayman.  Entertainment includes a diverse range of local musicians and other artists who are donating their time.

There will also be an opportunity to win one of over 50 prizes donated by many different companies for those who phone in and pledge on the night.

“The success of our Radio/Telethon is vital to the NCVO’s ability to help the children who benefit from our programmes” said Janice Wilson, CEO.  “The community has always been very supportive of the NCVO and given the tough economic times and the increased need for our assistance, we need their support more than ever. We encourage everyone to phone in with their donations, and to joinus for a wonderful night of entertainment. Challenge your friends, co-workers and family members to match or beat your pledge.”

The NCVO is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation working for the well-being of children and families in need of. Projects funded by the NCVO include: the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home which houses children in need of care and protection for reasons such as neglect or abuse; “Miss Nadine’s” Pre-School which provides early childhood education for up to seventy 2-5 year olds; Jack & Jill Nursery which cares for up to14 babies, the Caring Cousins Fund which supplies lunches and snacks to school children and the John Gray Fund which assists first degree students with college related expenses.

The pledge line sponsored by LIME is 946-6136 and entertainment will be provided by Gone Country; Sea N’ B; Hi Tide; Barefoot Man; Andy Martin, the Allenger Family, Gordon Solomon; Mona Lisa Tatum; Suckerbox; Joan Wilson; I Am; Little Magic Trio; Dry Run & Jeff Alban.  For more information or to make a donation to the NCVO prior to the Radio/Telethon, contact the NCVO at 949-2124 or, or log onto

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