Civil servants boost Haines’ charity coffers

| 17/06/2014

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and 675 civil servants walked or ran the five kilometer challenge set by the public service boss to raise money for Derek Haines’ own marathon challenge, which aims to raise $1million for the local hospice. Planning on making it an annual event to raise money for good causes and to get the civil service literally as well as financially leaner, Manderson said $12,500 was raised by the event earlier this month. Immigration won the prize for the most participants while the National Archive got the highest percentage of workers from one department taking part. Derek Haines was also there limbering up for his next major challenge in Spain.

Haines has already complete the London and Paris marathons as part of his challenge to run six marathons in one year. He will be running in Pamplona on 28 June with his daughter and will be hoping to surpass the $500,000 mark with pledges as this race will mark the halfway point of the challenge. After Pamplona Haines will head to San Fransisco in July, Dublin in October but the 65-year-old veteran runner will end his exhausting challenge on home turf when he takes on the Cayman marathon in December.

The goal is to raise $1m to build an inpatient facility for the local hospice charity.

Go to six4hospice.com to help Haines reach the $1.M target.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Very commendable. It's great to see the Pulic and Private Sectors pulling together. I look forward to seeing more of this from the Civil Service.

  2. Alice says:

    Awesome work by the civil service- I have never heard of the Service doing anything like this before. Leadership at its best! Thank you Deputy Governor.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Now this is one of the most positive stories I have read I a long time. Feel good factor of 10