The staff at Ogier have raised CI$4,000 in the month of March for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society towards purchase of a new digital mammogram machine.
The money was raised through the ‘Friday Dress-Down Day’ programme where the Ogier staff pay for the privilege to dress down each Friday. The collections are then matched monthly by the firm and awarded to various local charities which are pre-selected by majority vote at the beginning of the year.
The dress-down programme is an ongoing fundraising scheme that raised more than CI$26,000 for charity in 2005.
‘Supporting local non-profit organisations in Cayman is one of the roles that businesses like Ogier can play in benefiting the society in which it is based,’ said Peter Cockhill, Partner at Ogier.
‘We hope our fundraising efforts encourage others to follow suit in supporting deserving causes within our community. Cancer affects the lives of many and Ogier takes pride in supporting the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.’
Chris Carpenter, Chairman of Fundraising for the Women Helping Women Memorial Fund was very grateful for the donation. ‘The money donated by Ogier will go towards the purchase a new, state-of-the-art, digital mammogram machine and the required training of hospital staff. We are very grateful to everyone at Ogier for choosing the Cancer Society to be the recipient of the raised funds. Our aim at the Cancer Society is to provide the very best level of cancer screening available to all women living in the Cayman Islands.’
The funds raised by Ogier in the month of May will towards the NCVO’s children’s programmes.