Date set for gala dinner

The Hedge Funds Care Cayman’s
annual fundraising dinner has been scheduled for 6 November.

Hedge Funds Care Cayman is an
alliance of Cayman hedge fund industry professionals who raise money for local
organisations that focus on the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

With a Serengeti Sunset theme, the
Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit will take place on the first floor of
89 Nexus Way, Camana Bay.

“The time of year is upon us once
again where we need to appeal to the community of the Cayman Islands to save
the date and join us in supporting this worthy cause,” said Peter Cockhill,
chairman of Hedge Funds Care Cayman.

The organization’s 2010-2011
grantees include the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Children and Youth Services
(CAYS) Foundation, the Department of Counselling Services, the Health Services
Authority, the Nadine Andreas Foster Home and the Ministry of Education,
Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture.

“The community has been steadfast
in its support throughout the years and great strides have been made in
generating awareness of the problems that exist,” said Mr. Cockhill.

“To date we have raised almost
US$2.5 million and we aspire to raise even more money by building on this
success.” 

With guests encouraged to
accessorize their formal attire with an African theme, the evening’s events
include a champagne and cocktail reception at 6pm and a silent auction. This
will be followed by dinner, live entertainment and a live auction likely
featuring luxury automobiles, jewellery, art, getaway packages and
memorabilia. 

Last year’s dinner raised a net
total of US$250,000, and as in previous years, this year money will be raised
through ticket sales at US$1,000 each, sponsorship of advertisements in the
event programme, or donation of auction items.

“This truly is a collaborative
effort, and the success that we have shared is a result of the community coming
together and doing its part to really make a difference,” said Lauren Nelson,
co-chair of the Committee of Hearts.

The Cayman Committee of Hearts has
representatives from Admiral Administration, Butterfield Fulcrum, Citco,
Deloitte, dms Management Ltd, Ernst & Young, IMS, KPMG, International
Management Services Ltd, Maples and Calder, Ogier, PWC, Rawlinson and Hunter,
UBS, and Walkers.

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