Students of Grace Christian Academy recently collected over $600 recently in an annual event called ‘Pennies for Change’ in which all participate by collecting coins.
The school donated the monies raised to the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme after the incident in May in which seven of the endangered animals were killed and two others injured.
The two classes that raised the most money were Mrs. Upperton’s Pre-Kindergarten class and Mrs. Whorms’ Kindergarten Class. Mrs. Whorms said ‘My kids love the blue iguanas and it seems so important to this generation to protect them. They were so pleased that the money was going to the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme.’
The National Trust and the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme are very grateful to Grace Christian Academy for their donation.
Fred Burton, programme director, said ‘Grace Christian’s Pennies for Change speaks as loudly as the larger corporate donations, when it comes to letting Cayman and the world know how precious to us all is our unique natural heritage. It gives me hope for the future of the Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas that people of all ages have reached out to help in every way they can, over this past month.’