The 32nd annual radio/telethon held by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations is set to take place on Saturday, 29 October, but preparations are already under way, said Chief Executive Officer Janice Wilson.
Letters soliciting donations have been sent to various businesses, she said. Companies are offered the opportunity to make their contribution during the broadcast, Ms Wilson said. If they choose to send a representative, the on-air time has to be coordinated in advance.
Consolidated Water was one of the early respondents. The company donates to the NCVO Radio Telethon every year, said Gregory McTaggart, vice-president in charge of Cayman operations.
“We received their solicitation recently and that prompted us to write out this year’s check. Consolidated Water directs its charitable donations and sponsorship funds to established organisations and programmes that benefit children and young people primarily and secondarily organisations and programmes that benefit and protect the environment,” he said.
Mr. McTaggart said NCVO projects like the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home, Miss Nadine’s Preschool and the Jack and Jill Nursery fit within the primary aim of Consolidated Water’s community donations, which is to help address the needs of children in Cayman.
“We hope our charitable contributions make a small contribution to the success of organisations like the NCVO which truly make a difference for the betterment of the Cayman Islands every day,” he said.