May is Red Cross month and in celebration of this, the Cayman Islands Red Cross has created an exhibition at the old library in George Town, which was officially opened on 3 May, by Minister of Education Rolston Anglin and will run until 23 May.
The exhibition is designed to raise awareness of the important work the organisation does in the community and will showcase the four main programmes it runs: the HIV and AIDS programme, the first aid programme, the disaster management programme and the thrift shop.
“The exhibit is a collection of relevant materials, documents, supplies and campaigns that different programmes use,” said Carolina Ferreira, programmes manager at the Cayman Islands Red Cross. “There is first aid equipment, disaster supplies, items sold in the thrift shop and campaigns for the HIV programme. There’s also a collection of letters that was sent to the committee of the British Red Cross (what the CIRC was called back in the day) from the 70s and 80s.”
A short video providing some context on the International Red Cross Movement will also be shown as part of the exhibition. The exhibit is aimed at people of all ages who are interested in the work of the CIRC, its history, voluntary service and the Red Cross movement in general.
The exhibition is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am to 2pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.