Catch the telethon for local charities

NCVO broadcasts live from Prospect Playhouse on Saturday

Do your bit for local charities and
support the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, which will host its
31st annual fundraiser on Cayman 27 on Saturday, 30 October.

The non-profit’s largest fundraiser
of the year will take place at the Prospect Playhouse and will be simulcast on
Radio Cayman from 7pm to midnight.  Money
raised will help support one of Cayman’s longest-running charities and its many
associated organisations.

Every year, with the support of
Cayman 27 and Radio Cayman, the NCVO is able to attract plenty of local talent
for the evening. This year’s roster of performers — who are donating their
time — include Barefoot Man, Sea N’ B, Hi Tide and Andy Martin, Madam Speaker,
Little Magic, Zach Mack & Jeff Alban.

There will also be the chance to
win one or more of over 60 prizes donated by more than 40 local companies for
those who phone in and pledge on the night to 946-6136, the number sponsored by
LIME. Prizes this year include gift certificates from local restaurants and
stores, spa treatments, clothing, groceries and cinema passes. There will also
be two grand prizes — a Blackberry phone from LIME and a round-trip ticket to
any Cayman Airways destination.

The NCVO’s chief executive officer,
Janice Wilson, said, “The success of our Radio/Telethon is vital to the NCVO’s
ability to help children and the community through our programmes.

“The community has always been very
supportive of the NCVO and this year, given the difficult economic times, we
are more in need of their support than ever. More than 100 local children
currently benefit from our programmes and the need for our assistance continues
to increase. We encourage as many people as possible to support the event, and
to join us for a wonderful night of entertainment.”

One of the oldest charities in
Cayman, set up more than 35 years ago, the NCVO has grown substantially. Its
projects include the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home, which houses
children in need of care and protection; Miss Nadine’s Pre-School, which
provides education for 70 two- to- five-year-olds; Jack & Jill Nursery,
which cares for 16 babies; the Caring Cousins Welfare Fund, which supplies
school lunches and snacks to children in various schools on island, and the
John Gray Fund, which assists first degree students.

This year, the NCVO hopes to raise
$140,000. Corporate donations are encouraged and the public is invited to come
out and pledge their donations at the Prospect Playhouse, which has been
provided for free by the Cayman Drama Society.

 

For more information or to make a donation to the NCVO prior to the
Radio/Telethon, contact the NCVO at 949-2124 or [email protected], or log onto
www.ncvo.org.ky

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