Boosting the arts in Cayman

Cayman Arts, which received a
cheque for US$10,000 to go toward three planned Music on the Menu events this
year, was among 15 local charities and organisations requesting funds or
sponsorship that were invited to make a presentation to the Walkers Charity
Committee in August.

This is the second year that
Walkers has held a Charity Day. Last year’s donations included US$50,000 to the
Cayman Islands Cancer Society and US$26,500 to the Cayman Heart Fund. Last
year’s donations total, including funds from the Walkers Charitable Foundation,
was in excess of US$180,000.

This year, the total figure to be
donated to local charities and other community organisations will not be
finalised until all the requests have been considered, but it will be approximately
US$80,000 from Walkers law firm, US$40,000 from Walkers Global Holdings, the
firm’s management services group, which is comprised of Walkers Corporate Services,
Walkers Fund Services and Walkers SPV, along with substantial additional funds
donated by the Walkers Charitable Foundation.

The Walkers Charitable Foundation
was established in March 2004 to receive and consolidate charitable donations
arising out of client transactions to benefit worthy charitable causes. In
recent years, the Walkers Charitable Foundation has made a number of
substantial donations to charitable and community causes in Cayman, including a
US$100,000 donation to the victims of Hurricane Paloma, as well as donations to
Cayman HospiceCare and the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.

Five donations have already been
allocated, however a decision is still to be made on a number of the requests
as the firm had initially focused on organisations which had events coming up
soon that required funds more urgently.

“The Walkers Charity Committee is
delighted to support these worthy causes in our local community as part of its
remit to support youth, health and the environment in the Cayman Islands,” said
David Byrne, Chief Marketing Officer with Walkers and a member of the Walkers
Charity Committee.

The Walkers Charity Committee still
has over 20 requests to consider that were not scheduled for that day so there
will be many more cheque presentations to come over the next few weeks

Read more about the Music on the Menu’s
Cello, Canapes and Choir event taking place on 30 September in this week’s Weekender.