Seafarers give Pines $2,000 boost

The Cayman Islands Seafarers’
Association made a special donation at a general meeting and greeting held at
their headquarters in Prospect Park on Tuesday night.

Those on hand for the evening
witnessed the handing over of a cheque for $2,000 to the Pines residential
retirement home.

The meeting was also an opportunity
for members to review any business, as well as to hand out awards among the
ranks for appreciation of service.

The
Pines is a non-profit charitable organisation, which relies heavily on public
support to cover its operating deficit.

The organisation receives the majority of its
donations from corporations and individuals.

On hand to receive the donation was
Sue Nicholson, manager at the Pines, who told the audience that Phase I of the
new building at the Pines was complete but Phase II still needs assistance, as
the total cost of construction and upgrade for the balance of work that needed
to be done was somewhere in the region of $2 million.

“We are grateful for this
assistance. There is much need but working together, we can make a difference,”
she remarked.

The new facility will be compliant
with all current best practice standards for nursing care facilities and is
also a designated hurricane shelter, according to representatives from the
Pines.

 It will accommodate 48 residents on three
floors and offer full recreational and communal facilities.

After the donation the meeting was
adjourned for members to socialise and enjoy the food and refreshments.

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Seafarers’ Immediate Past President John Douglas and Sue Nicholson (l) and Mrs. Olive Miller of the pines during cheque hand over.
Photo: Stuart Wilson
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