Cayman businesses commit to Do Something

Several businesses will support a two-day festival to mark two
months of local volunteerism promoted by the Do Something Cayman campaign.

To date, 17 firms have promised to contribute to the Do Something
World Festival on Friday, 14 and Saturday, 15 May. Participating firms include Foster
Brothers Ltd., Kirk Home Centre, Wendy’s, Tony’s Toys, Weststar TV, Scotiabank,
Black Pearl, LIME and the Caymanian Compass. 

The free family event at the Black Pearl and Surf Park, Grand
Harbour, 3-10pm, will feature a range of activities including live music, a Nintendo
Wii gaming tent and extreme sports demonstrations.

Spearheaded by NFL player Miles McPherson and presented by his
pastoral outreach organisation, Miles Ahead, in partnership with the Cayman
Ministers Association; organisers are confident that the festival will be one
of the largest local events in recent history.

Participating firms include Foster Brothers Ltd., Kirk Home
Centre, Wendy’s, Tony’s Toys, Weststar TV, Scotiabank, Black Pearl, LIME and
the Caymanian Compass. 

“We are blessed and encouraged by the response from the business
community to our call for assistance but we are not surprised,” said Pastor Al
Ebanks, chairman of the Do Something World Committee in Cayman. 

“Cayman’s corporate citizens are always willing to invest in
initiatives that benefit the community, and we are so grateful for their
support, especially during these difficult economic times.  It demonstrates
their commitment to Cayman and their desire to do something to make a
difference in this country.”

Cayman National Bank is sponsoring the Do Something World
Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, 13 May. The bank’s President, Ormond Williams,
said:   “This campaign provides an
opportunity for all of us, who have a vested interest in the Cayman Islands, to
become involved in shaping the future for ourselves and generations which will
follow us.

 “In so doing we will recapture
the essence of what made us who we are and will use this spirit to chart a new
course for these islands”.

Owner of Burger King Cay an, Gary Rutty said: “Burger King is
always keen on community events that will benefit our kids. We are proud to be
a part of the Do Something Festival and are sure that it will be a success”.

As part of the campaign, Mr. McPherson, a senior Evangelist pastor
of the Rock Church in San Diego, will bring along a team of approximately 90 volunteers
to invest at least 3,600 volunteer hours in the Cayman Islands.

The Do Something World campaign has brought civic, business and
church organisations together to serve their communities, using sustainable
solutions.

For more details about becoming a sponsor of the Do Something
World Festival, call 949-2539 (Do Something Cayman Committee). 

For more information about the Do Something World campaign, visit
DoSomethingCayman.com.

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Pastor Al Ebanks chairperson of the Do Something Committee, left, with Gary Rutty, owner of Burger King Cayman.
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