Christmas for Kids raises $15,000

Annual Cayman27 programme

On Saturday, 6 December, Cayman27 held its 13th annual Cayman27 Christmas for Kids party, bringing together 150 children from around the island for a fun-filled Christmas celebration.

The event was held at Camana Bay and arrived at the culmination of the annual fundraising efforts by the Cayman27 sales team. This year, CI$15,000 was raised for local children’s organisations, with $5,000 each going to the Department of Child and Family Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the NCVO.

‘It is always a pleasure to help organise Cayman27 Christmas for Kids and we would like to thank all the participating companies and individuals who helped make this year’s campaign a giant success,’ CITN General Sales Manager, Shawn Wilcox, said.

‘A special thank you to Camana Bay and Hollywood Theatres. Without their involvement this event would not be possible, and to Dominos Pizza, Foster’s Food Fair, Progressive Distributors and AI Rentals for their valued support.’

‘Big Brothers Big Sisters is primarily a non-profit organisation, dependent solely on contributions from companies like CITN and we are very grateful for this generous donation,’ said Clifton Gayle, executive director of the charity.

‘Funds raised will be used toward our mentoring programme and social events that we organise throughout the year to positively impact the lives of local children.’

The Cayman27 Christmas for Kids party was coordinated by CITN Sales and Traffic Assistant Diana Soto with the help of volunteers from the participating charity organisations and the television station. The children enjoyed Christmas songs, watched Alvin and the Chipmunks at Hollywood Theatres and even got their photograph taken with Santa Claus.

There were bouncy castles, games, crafts, face painting, a nail salon and – most importantly of all – a lot of smiling faces.

CITN Station Manager Rick Alpert added: ‘We are very proud of the Cayman27 Christmas for Kids campaign and it is extremely rewarding to bring joy to these wonderful children.’

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