Housing Trust thanks firms

The National Housing Development Trust recently recognised seven companies that supported its community outreach efforts during the Christmas season.

The firms’ support helped the trust treat for some 100 children from its housing developments in West Bay, Windsor Park and Eastern Avenue. Contributing companies included LIME, Cayman Airways, Industrial Services Ltd, McAlpine Ltd, Maples, Butterfield and Dart Enterprises. Some companies donated cash as well as prizes.

Chairman of the trust, Edward McLaughlin, said: “Our goal at NHDT extends beyond merely building physical structures. It’s also about helping to build the social fabric of our communities, and I am pleased that our corporate partners continue to join us in this effort.”

The trust holds an annual Christmas programme to help encourage and uplift children from its housing communities, says Interim General Manager Janet James. It also conducts ongoing social development activities, such as after-school programmes, she said.

LIME Marketing Manager Julie Hutton said, “We are always looking to support programmes that positively impact the lives of the country’s kids.”

Speaking on behalf of McAlpine, Ian Paraudeau said that his organisation was also always pleased to be able to assist children as part of its effort to help in community building.