Christmas was made a bit brighter at the Pine Retirement Home, literally, with the donation of a six-foot fully lit and decorated Christmas tree from an anonymous donor.
The donor won the tree after shopping at Celebrations and entering the “I’m Dreaming of a Celebrations Christmas” competition.
She won the tree, a traditional Christmas dinner for eight people catered by the Wharf, along with all the party rentals including table linen, China, cutlery, glasses and a Christmas gift basket from Celebrations.
Jo Anne Brown, managing director of Celebrations, carried out the draw on 17 December.
The winner was picked from hundreds of Celebrations customers who spent $100 or more in the shop from 23 November until 16 December 16th.
Ms Brown called the winner while the family was celebrating her grandmother’s birthday.
“I’m so shocked and happy to hear this fantastic news as I never win anything,” said the winner, who asked to remain anonymous.
Thinking of her grandmother and what it really takes to look after the elderly at home her thoughts turned to the Pines Retirement Home and the local community of elders that would spend Christmas there.
The West Bayer and Ms Brown met at the Pines to donate the tree.
“We are so proud to be part of this moment,” said Ms Brown. “This young lady exemplifies the true spirit of Christmas and good old fashioned Caymanian generosity by giving and sharing holiday cheer with friends and loved ones.”
The Pines needs to raise $2 million for the expansion of its facility and appreciates the ongoing support from the local community.
Should you wish to make a donation to the Pines Retirement home, call 949-5650. To find out more and get involved, visit www.thepinescayman.com