Compared to Grand Cayman and Little Cayman, Cayman Brac has little land set aside for nature, but this is something the Cayman Brac district of the National Trust is making efforts to change.
The goal of the National Trust is to acquire an area of wetland which can be protected in perpetuity. This would ensure the long term protection of both the plant life of this area and the numerous water fowl, shore birds and songbirds that either live there or pass through on their migratory routes.
It is with this aim in mind that the National Trust District Committee in Cayman Brac is holding a special fundraiser: the Winter Gala.
Set to be an elegant and fun-filled evening, it takes place at the Alexander Hotel on Saturday, 26 January and will include dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions.
Those attending will be able to place their bids in the silent auction from 6pm onward, with dinner starting at 7pm. Professional auctioneer Doug Ross will lead the live auction during dinner, when people will be able to bid on items such as an iPhone, flights to Cuba and around the Brac boat trips. DJ Mark Knowlton will get people up and dancing from 9pm onward. Organisers are hoping to raise in the vicinity of $6,000 for the land acquisition fund – although this will depend on how the auctions go.
Tickets are just $50 apiece and available from National Trust members.