Jewellery sale benefits Humane Society

Last Saturday’s jewellery, arts and crafts sale raised over, $2,400 for the Cayman Islands Humane Society, according to organiser Sue Rutty.

The event, held at the Grand Pavilion, saw some 30 vendors selling a range of home-made crafts from bags, jewellery and paintings.

‘I am delighted with the success of the show,’ Ms Rutty said. ‘I was originally shooting for $1,000, so to have over doubled that figure is fantastic.’

A number of companies, including Century 21 and Just Condos, Furniture Depot, Window Stick and Cayman Taffy Company, also showed their support at the event, raffling off prizes, donating proceeds from sales and selling homemade treats.

The Humane Society had a stand at the event, with pictures of animals up for adoption as well as information on how to volunteer. They also had a selection of second-hand books for sale from the Book Loft.

Other vendors included Treats Restaurant, which sold a selection of freshly made smoothies, ice coffee and homemade cookies.

The venue – at the Grand Pavilion’s courtyard – was ideal as visitors and vendors were able to enjoy the show under the ample shade that the courtyard provides.

Ms Rutty, who organised the show along with Kathy Bauer, said that they hope to organise a future event.

‘We had a great deal of interest and before the show’s end we had a number of vendors expressing their interest in participating in a future event.

‘Hurley’s normally hold an arts and craft sale round December, however the Humane Society do not benefit from it.’

She added: ‘Next time we might try and organise something a little bit different, like a flea market.’