Making Christmas brighter

It’s been a record-breaking year for the Cayman27 Christmas for Kids campaign.

Organised by the television station in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services, this year’s fundraising drive brought in more than CI$24,000 – the largest amount raised since the campaign’s inception 10 years ago.

The Department of Children and Family Services will use the funds to buy everything from toys and gifts to food and clothing for families in need this Christmas.

‘Each year, Cayman27 is able to make this donation because of the support of many local businesses,’ said Cayman27’s General Sales Manager Shawn Wilcox.

‘Sponsors of Cayman27 Christmas for Kids receive corporate television messages which help to raise the money we donate and also fund a huge party for local children. Thanks to the support of these companies, this campaign has grown substantially over the years and it is heartening to know that many more of Cayman’s children may now look forward to a brighter Christmas.’

As part of the campaign, Cayman27 hosted a Christmas party for less privileged children at Grand Harbour Shopping Centre last Saturday. Grand Harbour opened up its huge inflatable play area for all to enjoy, Work of Art organized popular craft making activities and Party Land provided fun carnival games. Food and drinks were donated by Castaways and toys and candies were also handed out courtesy of Foster’s Food Fair. The fun-filled day was rounded out by a visit from Santa Claus, who arrived in style by horse drawn carriage.

‘The Cayman27 sales team always put a lot of effort into organizing the Cayman27 Christmas for Kids party and it was wonderful see all the children having such a great time last Saturday,’ said Cayman 27 General Manager Mike Martin.

‘Christmas is a time for children and through this project we can make this an extra special year for many families. We could not achieve this without the generous support of the local business community and I would like to thank everyone who helped make Christmas for Kids 2005 such a success.’

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