The Webster Foundation has given
the Pines Retirement Home a brand new wheel chair van and $20,000 cash.
The specialised vehicle, converted
to transport clients in a safe and convenient way, will allow residents to more
easily and comfortably travel to outside functions.
The Dodge Caravan was supplied with
the assistance of Lee Arie at Car City, complete with a Cayman Island
Government duty waiver.
The donated money will go to assist
with residents’ expenses, and renovations and redevelopment at the home.
Representatives Ben Webster, Pamela
Webster and Giles Charlton-Jones presented the van keys and contributions to
manager Sue Nicholson at the Pines Home last week.
Receiving the much-needed funds,
Manager Sue Nicholson remarked that the Webster Foundation has been a long-time
supporter of the Pines Retirement Home since it opened more than a decade ago.
“Having their long-term and consistent support to rely on has been immeasurably
appreciated,” she said.
When presenting the donation to the
Pines, Ben Webster said: “The care provided by the Pines is vitally important,
and the organisation deserves wide and generous support from the business and
private sectors of the community. The Pines is much in need of funds, and the Webster
Foundation is pleased to make this donation to support patient care and encourages
others to do the same.”
The Webster Foundation is a charity
set up by the Webster family, whose Caymanian antecedents go back to William
Eden in the mid-18th century. The primary aim of the foundation is to support
Caymanian charities involved in healthcare, social services and protections of
the environment and cultural heritage.
The Pines Retirement Home depends
on residents’ fees and government grants to help cover day-to-day expenses, and
it continues to depend on the generosity of the various benefactors to make