Thanks to various staff
initiatives, Appleby has raised over $19,000 for three local charities.
Through dress-down Fridays,
participants donated to their choice of either the Cayman Islands Humane
Society or the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation. Two special dress down days also raised funds
for Breast Cancer Awareness.
The $11,125 raised for the Estella
Scott-Roberts Foundation will go towards advocacy for the equality of women and
girls, violence-free living and the implementation of activities that
facilitate the empowerment of women and girls.
“Appleby’s gift to the Foundation
will greatly assist in spreading the message that Estella passionately
proclaimed during her life,” said Chairperson of the Estella Scott-Roberts
Foundation and Estella’s husband, Rayle Roberts. “We believe that the
elimination of gender-based violence in the Cayman Islands and the world is
paramount to improving the quality of life for everyone. The Foundation is pleased that Appleby and
its employees have shown their support to our vision of gender equality and a
life free of violence for all, and we commend them for making such a positive
contribution to our community.”
The $8,050 raised for Cayman
Islands Humane Society will go toward providing shelter, care and attention to
all unwanted companion animals, and seeking out responsible and loving homes
for them, and assisting the community in all aspects of animal welfare and
responsible pet ownership.
“The Cayman Islands Humane Society,
like many of its animals over the years, depends on the support and generosity
of individuals and organisations within the community,” said the Humane
Society’s Carolyn Parker.
“I am delighted that Appleby put
forward the Society as a beneficiary for the year and even happier by the level
of support from its employees.”