Masquerade ball is charity’s first

Local charitable organisation, Lean On Me, will hold its first annual Spring Celebration Masquerade Ball, called A Spring Affair, on Saturday, 21 March at Camana Bay.

The event was conceptualised in an effort to raise funds for individuals in need of financial medical assistance or legitimate aid.

The Spring Celebration Masquerade Ball is slated to unfold in all its masked glory on the waterfront terrace at Camana Bay, 62 Forum Lane, adjacent to Cayman National.

‘The evening will be packed with an array of local musicians and entertainers such as Hi Tide, Regeneration, Heat, Jamesette Anglin, Jeffrey Wilson and DJ Diamond. And Miss Cayman Islands Nicosia Lawson will be there also,’ said Vice-Chairman Tonya Mitchell.

The semi formal event runs from 6.30pm to 12am. Tickets are $50 pre-sold and $60 at the gate.

In keeping with the masquerade theme the organisation has brought in Venetian-style masks, which will be on sale to make the event that much more special.

‘The organisation is excited about the Ball and hopes patrons will come out in numbers. This is, after all, for a good cause,’ said Ms Mitchell. ‘It will be in the form of a masked cocktail party with lots of entertainment throughout the evening. The food will also be catered by Mise en Place,’ she added.

In keeping with the Internet age, the charity also recently created a Facebook site which is being used to generate support for the organisation and to also help inform the public of their efforts, giving a face to the many needs in the community. The Facebook site is open to the public and can be found as Lean On Me-Cayman in a Facebook search.

The Lean On Me Committee was formed by a group of dedicated young professionals who came together in July 2006 to raise funds for local singer, Nina Orrett, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Since then they have also raised funds for another local musical artist Errol ‘Skanky’ Grant, who was diagnosed with male breast cancer.

Since its inception in 2006 Lean On Me has organised events each year, which showcase a plethora of local musicians, dancers, comedy acts and models who have all donated their time and talent to show their support. The organisation has also used these events to assist persons directly who are either in need of guidance, financial or hands-on assistance.

The Lean on Me Committee has also lent its assistance to other local charities and non-profits to assist in their efforts as well.

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