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CISPA

In November, hundreds of members of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants organised a dress down day to benefit the National Trust for the Cayman Islands. As a result of this effort, the National Trust will be able to receive a much needed upgrade to its antiquated accounting system.

“The trust had a need for new accounting software valued at CI$1,558 and CISPA was able to raise the full amount,” said CISPA social committee chairman Ben Leung.

The National Trust is a nonprofit non-governmental organisation which works to protect environmentally sensitive and historically significant sites throughout the Cayman Islands.

“We are very grateful for the efforts made by the members of CISPA who participated in this fundraiser,” said Basia McGuire, trust development and marketing officer. “As a not-for-profit, our resources are always stretched and this will be an immense help to us.”

Focus Hair and Beauty

Just in time for the Christmas season two new beauty therapists have joined Focus Hair and Beauty. United Kingdom-born and trained Natalie Cox and Maria Gough bring with them the expertise and enthusiasm which spring from a passion for their jobs and many years experience, Focus Hair and Beauty said in a news release.

Ms Hough specialises in threading, a fast, effective method of hair removal often used on the eyebrows and upper lip. Ms Cox is an industry veteran with 18 years experience, who has lived and worked all over the world. She specialises in massage, including aromatherapy, Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone. Focus is situated just off the West Bay Road in Marquee Plaza. 
Trade and Business Licensing

The Trade and Business Licensing Board made a $1,000 donation to the Savannah/Newlands Community Development Action Committee in support of the committee’s annual senior citizens Christmas party.

“We feel that the elderly in our community deserve to have a Merry Christmas,” said Lynn Bodden, the board’s deputy chairman.

Board secretary Renee Rankin added that members donate to a charitable cause every year because they believe it’s important to give back to the community – not only through their appointed responsibility as members, but also from a personal perspective. “They too are a part of the Cayman community for which they care deeply,” she said.

The development action committee hosts several other events throughout the year. In addition to the seniors Christmas party, the group supports the youth and assists in beautification projects. The committee is made up of 18 members and Heather Bodden serves as chairwoman.

“The annual senior citizens Christmas party is the highlight of the year,” Ms Bodden said. “So many of our elderly look forward to this event, as we present them with lovely gift baskets, provide lots of entertainment, and make sure they have a proper meal for Christmas. The kind donation from the TBL Board is much appreciated.”

The development action committee has organised the party for the past 22 years.

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