The Cayman Islands Cystic Fibrosis Trust is helping usher in the festive season by issuing two pictorial ventures with a local twist.
The first is its 13-month calendar featuring mainly wildlife images from the Sister Islands. The Trust is anticipating that the uptake will be as good as for its first calendar last year, which sold out in just three weeks.
Pictures represented include ones donated by local photographers Rebecca Davidson and Peter Heiss and some by the Trust’s own event and fundraising manager Pamela Fowler.
It also has what it thinks is a first for local calendars by including US, UK and Canadian public holidays.
‘The calendar’s focus on the Sister Islands brings out the islands’ beauty and rich depth of wildlife that is yet undiscovered by so many. We hope it will encourage many people here to visit Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and enjoy all that they have to offer,’ Mrs. Fowler commented.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is also selling a range of Cayman-themed Santa Christmas cards.
‘The Christmas cards are fun snippets of Santa’s last trip to the Cayman Islands – how he arrived (by parasail), what he ate for breakfast (ackee and codfish) and what he did while he was here (kayaked and swam with the stingrays).’
Sold in packs of 12 with three of each design included, the cards, like the calendars, are available at numerous local outlets including the Butterfly Farm, Cayman Lenscrafters, Divers Down, Divers Supply, Dock of the Bay, Focus, all Fosters and Hurleys locations, the CI National Gallery, Noah’s Ark, Rackhams Pub, Red Sail Sports shops, Sports Supply and The Salon.
The calendar sells for $8 and the cards for $10. All proceeds go to the CI Cystic Fibrosis Trust for donation to global research.
The Cayman Islands Cystic Fibrosis Trust was founded a few years ago by Jon and Pamela Fowler when their daughter was diagnosed with the illness at two weeks of age. At present there is no known cure for the disease and progressive deterioration is inevitable. The trust’s principal aim is to raise funds to donate to cutting edge projects around the world researching a cure for the disease. The hereditary illness is known to affect three people in Cayman. In the US there are 30,000 with the complaint and the chronic disease affects more than 7,500 people in the UK. The Trust’s patron is Mrs. Maiko Jack; trustees are Jon Fowler, Christina Kirkcaldy and Tiffany Polloni.