Local lawyers help meals on wheels to chill

| 05/05/2014

(CNS): Backing the efforts of the volunteers at Meals on Wheels to make sure no senior citizen goes hungry in theCayman community Walkers donated dress down day funds to the charity. The law firm handed over the CI$3000 which was used to purchase a large freezer so that food won’t go to waste.Beulah McField of Meals on Wheels said just a few months the charity was offered a huge donation of fish which they were unable to accept without the means to store it."We could not accept the gift because we did not have sufficient freezer space," Mcfield said. "Thanks to Walkers we now have a new standing freezer which will allow us to accept any such offer should it come again.”

She also explained that it will allow the charity to buy in bulk which is much cheaper but after losing their freezer to Hurricane Ivan in 2004 the volunteers have been managing without one for ten years.

"Meals on Wheels performs an absolutely vital function in our community and it is a cause which resonates particularly strongly amongst our staff," said Ashley Gunning, partner with Walkers. "We are delighted to support such a fine organisation in any way we can."

Walkers has been a long standing supporter of the Meals on Wheels facility, through various Dress Down donations – where staff make a regular monthly donation in order to dress in casual clothes each Friday – and more significant contributions through the firm's Charity Committee

All Walkers employees in Cayman get the chance to opt into the 'Dress-Down Day' programme, which is managed by the firm's Sports and Social Committee.  Charitable causes are selected quarterly by the firm, with input from staff members, who get the opportunity to nominate a particular organisation. 

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