In keeping with the spirit of giving, a group of Maples and Calder employees recently raised money for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre by fielding three four-person relay teams and competing in the annual Cayman Islands Marathon held in December.
The participation of Maples and Calder employees in the 26-mile race was the idea of James Wauchope, a partner of the firm, who thought the run would be a fun challenge as well as an opportunity to raise funds for an important cause.
The CICC is a non-profit organization that provides community education programmes on domestic abuse and sexual violence as well as a supportive environment and safe temporary shelter for abused women and children. Sadly, statistics show that the occurrence of physical violence rises during the holiday season, states a press release.
By encouraging co-workers and friends to donate, the Maples and Calder runners raised about $1,600 for the charity.
‘The Crisis Centre provides an essential service and we are delighted to support it,’ said Mr. Wauchope.
‘The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre extends our appreciation for the donation of funds and goods from Maples and Calder staff.’ said Acting Director of CICC Jeanine Scott. If you would like to help or simply want more information on the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre call 949-0366.