The annual Ogier Stroke & Stride swim-run race series conducted in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association raised $3,100 for the Nadine Andreas Foster Home.
Following on from the success of last year, corporate sponsor Ogier and CITA decided to repeat the Charity Challenge aspect of the race, which encourages participants of the Ogier Stroke & Stride to collect pledges that benefit the charity.
Over 120 individuals and teams participated in each of the three races.
To encourage further donations, a pair of airline tickets was offered to the person who raised the most money in pledges. This year, the winner of the charity challenge requested that the tickets be put to even greater good by giving them up for a silent auction.
NCVO’s Nadine Andreas Foster Home was the chosen charity this year. The foster home will use these funds to purchase educational materials for the young residents.
Janice Wilson, CEO of the NCVO expressed gratitude on behalf of the foster home: “We are extremely grateful to Ogier and race participants for this generous donation. Thanks to these funds we will be able to purchase supplies which will enhance the homework programme at the NCVO’s Foster Home and benefit the children that we care for here.”
Ogier partner Giorgio Subiotto stated: ‘The internal and external support and enthusiasm has been overwhelming, with people contributing both money and time in support of this organisation.’
In 2008, Ogier revised its corporate responsibility programme in order to align its corporate funding with the increasing employee-led grassroots activities, the law firm said in a press statement After an employee survey, five key areas emerged as being of most importance to Ogier staff, which led to the establishment of the five charitable taskforces – Child and Family Welfare, Education, Animal Welfare, Environment and International Relief.