The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre was the recipient of cash and gifts from HighWater Ltd, its client Jabre and numerous friends of the firm last month.
On behalf of its donors, HighWater handed over US$8,000 to the crisis centre along with numerous gifts for those in its care.
HighWater chose the CICC because it relies heavily on public charity in order to carry out its programmes, mainly the support of abused women and their children, who often flee their homes with no personal belongings or comfort items.
HighWater staff recognised that a toy or gift at Christmas and funds to assist the various programmes would be well received in these economic times. Attendees gave generously, and HighWater and Jabre topped this amount up to US$8,125.
Jessica Anderson and Nicole Ebanks of HighWater and Jabre, respectively, presented the cheques and gifts to Valerie Banks, an administrator at the crisis centre, and thanked her and the centre’s staff for all of their hard work.
Gary Linford, managing director of HighWater, had asked his staff what charity they would like to support over Christmas. The resounding answer was the CICC (to whom they gave more than $6,000 in cash and gifts in 2009).
HighWater also thanked the newly formed Cayman Youth Choir, which performed during a corporate fundraiser.