The National Council of Voluntary Organisations will host its 29th annual fundraiser on Cayman 27 (Cable Channel 12) on Saturday, 1 November at the Hard Rock Café and simulcast on Radio Cayman from 7pm to midnight.
This is the largest fundraiser held by the organisation each year and money raised helps to maintain and operate one of Cayman’s longest running charities – the NCVO.
Every year, with the support of Cayman 27 and Radio Cayman, the NCVO draws out an amazing level of talent for the evening.
The list of entertainers lined up for this year includes Barefoot Man, Sea N’ B’, Earl Lapierre, the Steel Pan Orchestra, Suckerbox and many others all of whom are donating their time and talent for this worthy cause.
There will also be over 50 prizes donated by more than 40 different companies given away to those who phone in and pledge on the night to 946-6136, the number sponsored by Cable & Wireless.
There is a grand prize of two round trip tickets to any Cayman Airways destination and numerous gift certificates from popular stores and restaurants around the Island.
‘The success of our Radio/Telethon is vital to the survival of the NCVO and its projects,’ explains Janice Wilson – CEO for the NCVO. ‘The community has always been very generous in their donations to our programmes and we encourage as many people as possible to support the event, and to join us for a wonderful night of fun and entertainment.’
The NCVO is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation that engages in projects to meet the ever-increasing social needs of the community. As one of the oldest charities in Cayman, having been in operation for over 30 years, they have grown substantially. Among the projects run by the NCVO are: the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home, ‘Miss Nadine’s’ Pre-School, Jack & Jill Nursery, the Caring Cousins Welfare Fund and several others.
The demand for the NCVO’s programmes continues to increase and resulted in the expansion of the Pre-School by two additional classrooms last year.
The NCVO is hoping that this year’s telethon will receive the support necessary for the continued growth of the organisation.
This year marks the 29th NCVO annual fundraiser, and the organisation hopes that over $85,000 will be raised. Corporate donations are encouraged and the public is invited to come out and present their donations at the telethon venue (Hard Rock Café on the waterfront) or to call in throughout the night to make a pledge.