Accountants group donates to charity

The Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants has made donations to four local charities, including the Special Olympics Cayman Islands and The Cayman Islands Cancer Society during the past year. 

The donations were raised by participation from a number of society members in fundraising sports and social events. During the course of 2011, society members took part in a number of events, including bowling, volleyball and golf tournaments. 

Fareed Hosein, of CISPA’s social committee, said the donations to local charities were made possible by the volunteers who support CISPA’s social and training committees.  

Ben Leung, CISPA council member, said charitable donations are part of CISPA’s commitment to the local community. Mr Leung, who presented the cheques on behalf of CISPA, said, “We are proud to support the efforts of these important local organisations who undertake valuable work in our community for the benefit of all.” 

Antoinette Johnson, Special Olympics board member and volunteer, said CISPA’s contribution would assist athletes Andrew Smilley and Kanza Bodden in travelling to Puerto Rico later in the year to take part in the Invitational Global Swimming Event in San Juan.  

“This is a world invitational event and the Cayman Islands is honoured to be invited,” Ms Johnson said. “I would like to thank CISPA and all CISPA members for their continued support of Special Olympics Cayman Islands.”  

CISPA’s contributions come on the heels of the Special Olympics hosting the first Open Water Swim Training Clinic in May, which provided delegates from the Caribbean and the United States with training in coaching and participation in open water swims.  

CISPA is a nonprofit organisation that regulates and promotes the accounting profession in the Cayman Islands. 

CISPA donation

Andrew Smilley, SOCI athlete, accepted the CISPA donation on behalf of Special Olympics Cayman Islands and is pictured with Fareed Hosein of CISPA’s social committee, left, and Ben Leung, a CISPA council member. – Photo: Submitted