Visiting pirates donate wheelchair

Pirates visiting the Cayman Islands from Seattle, Washington donated a wheelchair to the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens.

The wheelchair was presented to the Lighthouse School on Friday, 25 November, by Lion President Belinda Blessit Vincent.

Lighthouse School President Carla MacVicar welcomed the donation, which she said would be used to assist students in cases of emergency in addition to being loaned to students who have surgery and are immobile for a period of time.

“Presently the school has one wheelchair for this purpose and receiving another will allow for us to be able to help more students,” she said.

The Seattle Seafair Pirates have worked closely with the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens and was following up on a commitment they made to the Club last year to bring at least one wheel chair with them each and every year that they return to Grand Cayman for Pirate’s Week.

Captain of the Seattle Seafair Pirates Doug “Barnacle” Kuehne said the pirates were only following their mission statement, which states, “Individually we can all make a difference, but together we can make an impact.”

Pirate Doug added that he knows that a life would definitely be impacted by having this wheelchair.

Lion President, Belinda Blessit Vincent thanked the pirates for their gift ans said that such passion for service should be commended by all.