It was an extra special treat for Rotary Meals on Wheels
recipients in the George Town area on Wednesday.
Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor and wife Marie
Beatrice, along with visiting friend Diana Roseengvist, made their first
delivery as Meals on Wheels volunteers.
After meeting with
Meals on Wheals head Beulah McField at the Rehoboth T.E. McField Centre to find
out how the programme was operated and funded, the group visited with kitchen
staff to see how meals were prepared.
As kitchen staff filled
plates with steaming baked fish, white rice and salad, Governor Taylor and his
wife commended the staff on the choice of a healthy meal and how everything
looked so delicious.
“It is something I
always wanted to do …to come down and see how the programme operates,” said
the Governor as he jokingly remarked it was his first time and he was probably
just getting in the way.
Keeping a keen eye on
the smooth operation, Mr. Taylor said volunteering his services gave him a
wonderful opportunity to speak with the families, meet people, have a chat and
wish them a Happy New Year.
Mrs. Taylor said she
wanted to join her husband in volunteering her services and maybe returning at
a later date to assist.
Ms McField was
overwhelmed that the Governor had taken time out of his busy schedule to find
out how the programme was operating and to assist with deliveries.
“I just got a call
from the governor’s officers stating the Governor would be lending a hand with
the deliveries that day and he is here today,’ she said.
The Meals on Wheels
programme provides nutritionally balanced meals to home-bound, frail, aged
people and those with physical and mental disabilities. Volunteers deliver
meals to all of them.
The agency delivers
noontime meals Monday through Friday to more than 168 clients in East End,
Bodden Town and George Town. Eighty people are on a waiting list for meals in
the West Bay area.
Meals on Wheels is a charitable organisation run by the
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman with the assistance of the public, Government and
the Rehoboth T.E. McField Centre.
For more information on becoming a volunteer driver,
contact the Meals on Wheels office at 949-3905, 916-5967 or by email at [email protected]