The Cayman Islands Humane Society received a welcome financial boost recently thanks to the efforts of a group of students from St. Ignatius Catholic School.
The students, who are members of the Duke of Edinburgh awards programme, organised a bake sale to raise money for the Humane Society, raising more than $300.
According to Kimberly Carlos, a sixth form student at St. Ignatius and programme coordinator for the Duke of Edinburgh awards, launching a fundraising effort for the Humane Society made sense.
“We chose to do a fundraiser for the Humane Society because a lot of the students volunteer at the Humane Society. A lot of them are really passionate in terms of helping out animals and they wanted to do something that is relevant to what they are doing in terms of their community service,” she said.
Twila Escalante, shelter liaison with the Humane Society, accepted the donation on behalf of the organisation.
The Duke of Edinburgh programme encourages community involvement for participants as they work their way through the three award levels.