This weekend Lisa Lee Promotions and the Street Sweepers Bike Club are joining forces at Camana Bay to host a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands.
Tomorrow, Saturday, 1 August, motorcycles will take over Camana Bay as, from 12pm, up to 12 sports and Harley Davidson bikes will be lined up along the Paseo for the general public to view and take photographs.
In the evening, beginning at 7pm at Abacus, the general public is invited to a cocktail party at the restaurant. Funds raised from the event will be donated to the non-profit organisation Big Brothers Big Sisters.
‘Jamie (McLaughlin) and I were considering having a fundraiser in the form of a cocktail party called Bikes, Camera, Action,’ explained Lisa Hoyte of Lisa Lee Promotions. ‘We considered different non-profit organisations to donate to and while speaking to Markus Mueri at Abacus, he mentioned he was a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and we decided to donate the money to them.’
Mr. McLaughlin, of Street Sweepers Bike Club, is keen to support an organisation that has a positive effect on Cayman’s youth.
‘I’ve seen the impact Big Brothers Big Sisters has on the community and I support their cause,’ he said.
Street Sweepers is a family- and friends-oriented club, said Mr. McLaughlin.
‘We are more than your average bike club,’ he said. ‘We have a bunch of family and friends – we have three pairs of brothers and about six cousins in the club. We hang out and do other stuff outside of riding also but motorcycles are a passion that each and every one of us share.
‘We all went to school together and started out riding on dirt bikes in the mid-1990s and we’ve been riding ever since.’
Lisa Lee Promotions, a modelling agency with local female and male models, partnered with Street Sweepers after a photoshoot during which the agency needed some motorbikes to pose with.
‘I asked Jamie and his friends to provide some bikes for us and the photoshoot was a great success. Lisa Lee sent the pictures to the Cayman National Cultural Foundation and Donna Reid asked if she could choreograph a dance routine for the models to perform in Gabz and Gabz bikinis incorporating the biker boys and bikes live on stage at Cayfest’s Fresh Fashion show.’
From that partnership came the chance to host this party, when Mr. McLaughlin contacted Ms Hoyte with the idea.
To add more spice to the day’s festivities, a prize draw, live entertainment and a photoshoot will all take place.
At 12pm, visitors who are at Camana Bay to view the motorbikes will have the chance to fill out an entry into a prize draw for a BRM watch donated by The Mansion, the winner of which will be announced at the evening’s cocktail party.
In the evening Paul Aiken and Strobist Photography group will do a photoshoot with the Lisa Lee models, who will wear Oakley sunglasses donated by Island Companies.
DJ Mix Master Mike and DJ Juice from Crystal Entertainment will play R’n’B, hip hop, soul and pop music all night long.
No tickets are required for the events; the cocktail party is free to enter with a donation that will be collected by Lisa Lee models, as they have their own competition. The model who collects the most donations will receive a free photoshoot along with their own make-up artist and a gift certificate.
The first 50 guests to attend the cocktail party will receive a complimentary glass of wine and snacks from Abacus.
‘The party will have a celebrity vibe surrounded by paparazzi as there will be about a dozen professional photographers taking pictures of this memorable night,’ said Mr. McLaughlin.
‘It’s something new, exciting and different. If you’re tired of doing the same thing every Saturday night or can’t find something to do that sparks your interest, then we welcome you to come out and socialise, bring a friend and meet more.’
‘I’ve seen the impact Big Brothers Big Sisters has on the community and I support their cause’ – Jamie McLaughlin, member of Street Sweepers Bike Club