The Walkers Charity Day in the Cayman Islands allocated more than CI$100,000 to 20 local charities and community causes.
Each summer, Walkers invites representatives of local charities seeking sponsorship to participate in the Walkers Charity Day by making a presentation to the firm’s charity committee, composed of the firm’s staff and partners.
This year, the committee decided to sponsor 18 organizations for the 2013 financial year and allocated more than $50,000 to a range of community projects focused on health, education, Cayman culture and heritage, as well as helping the needy.
Additionally, the committee recommended two charities that made presentations to the Walkers Charitable Foundation for a further round of sponsorship this year. The Walkers Charitable Foundation was established in March 2004 to receive and consolidate charitable donations arising out of client transactions to benefit worthy causes.
The foundation donated $29,775.50 to the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands for continued sponsorship of the Walkers Art Club, a free afterschool art programme for children.
It also donated $27,900 to the Cayman National Cultural Foundation for sponsorship of the Mind’s Eye Student Program at the restored house of visionary artist Miss Lassie, which aims to get 4,500 local students through the door to see the exhibition.
“Over the last few years we have found the Walkers Charity Day to be an excellent method of making sure that we can support as many worthy causes as possible in our community,” said Andrew Miller, partner with Walkers and a member of the firm’s Charity Committee. “Both through the Walkers Charity Day and through the more substantial donations from the Walkers Charitable Foundation, we are delighted to fund these organizations, in line with our remit to support youth, health and the environment in the Cayman Islands.”
The full list of organizations sponsored for 2013 by the Walkers Charity Day Committee includes Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Crisis Centre, Kiwanis Club, Caribbean Haven Residential – Recovery Month initiatives, National Trust– Heritage Heroes Programme, Rotaract Club – School supplies, Central Caribbean Marine Institute – Reef Research, Extended After School Programme, Feed our Future – School Meal Programme, Cayman Heart Fund, Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Cayman Arts Festival, Cayman National Museum, Cayman Islands Veterans Association, George Town Primary School – Books for Breakfast, Caring for Life Foundation, Cayman Youth for Christ – After School Programme, Meals on Wheels, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (Walkers Charitable Foundation), Cayman National Cultural Foundation (Walkers Charitable Foundation).