Chris John joins toy drive

Showman Chris John and his one-man
show has joined the Cayman Motorcycle Riders Association 2010 Toy Drive by
donating a Santa-sackful of gifts to the Lion’s Club.

The Canadian performer, whose
90-minute one-man revue of stand-up comedy, film and musical impressions opened
earlier this month, had offered a 50 per cent reduction in ticket prices in
return for a toy donation to the Motorcycle Rider’s Association.

Mr. John joined LIME, the Caribbean
Utilities Company, Driftwood Bar & Grill, Reflections, Cayman Custom
Cycles, Cost-U-Less, Cayrock and Dunkin’ Donuts in the fifth annual toy drive,
collecting Christmas presents for children between 2- and 13-years-old.

“I am happy to help the association
and the Lion’s Club with their toy drive this year,” Mr John said. “I know I
have not been performing here long but I have been a regular visitor to Cayman
for many years, have family living here and have developed a warmth and a feel
for the community.

“I understand the need for the
annual toy drive, and if I can contribute in some way, it makes things that
much better for everyone. I hope for a merry Christmas for all residents of
these beautiful islands,” he said.

The Motorcycle Rider’s Association
– and between 40 and 55 riders – have been aiding the Lion’s Club drive for
five years, helping collect donations from each district in Grand Cayman,
moving toys from more-than-a-dozen collection points in time for the Lion’s
Club third-Sunday-in-December children’s party.

“We did our last collecting on
Friday night last week, gathering about 400 toys,” said Keith Keller, president
of the association. “We dropped off about 30 at the Crisis Centre and gave
directly to the kids who were living there and the rest went to the Lion’s
Club.”

The Chris John show has moved from
its original Harquail Theatre venue, joining Vivendi at the Strand starting the
week prior to Christmas.

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