Local band Love Culture donated CI$300 to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) following the David Star anti-violence concert on Friday, 14 October at South Sound’s Dart Family Park.
A third of all ticket proceeds were donated to the CICC, a charity which offers shelter to battered women and children and runs educational programmes on domestic and sexual violence.
Estella Scott, executive director at CICC, accepted the amount on behalf of the charity.
‘It’s fantastic that Love Culture chose to donate to CICC, especially to have men supporting the charity. Domestic violence is often perceived as affecting only women, so it’s great to have men working as part of the solution,’ Ms. Scott said.
The band had hoped to raise more funds, however profits were dented as the band had to re-advertise when the concert was re-scheduled due to adverse weather.
Commenting on their choice of charity, Love Culture band member, Stuart Wilson, said: ‘We chose CICC because we wanted to see practical results to anti-violence. We realise we cannot stop violence.’