Donors contributed $20,000 to help shooting victim Kemar Golding, organisers of a fundraising party at Cayman Islands Brewery said.
Mr. Golding was shot in the face and lost his left eye in an attempted robbery by three masked men of a jerk stand in Red Bay last month. His employers at the brewery held a party on Saturday, 9 July, to help raise funds to pay for overseas medical care and travel costs for the injured assistant brewer.
“Total donations in cash and gifts were $20,000, with $7,000 in cash taken in on Saturday from those attending,” said Matthew Leslie of Cayman Islands Brewery.
Hundreds of people attended the all-day party where free beer and margaritas were the orders of the day, along with plenty of food and other goodies donated by companies throughout Cayman.
About 70 organisations donated prizes or their services for the party.
Mr. Leslie said Mr. Golding, 28, left Jamaica Monday night to go the United States for surgery.
Cayman Islands Brewery and Crime Stoppers are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robbers, one of whom was armed with a handgun and shot Mr. Golding shortly before 11.30pm on 29 June at the jerk stand next to the Lighthouse School on Shamrock Road.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS) or a confidential police hotline on 949-7777.