HospiceCare holds flag day

More than 250 green-clad Cayman HospiceCare volunteers will descend on the streets and sidewalks of Grand Cayman on Friday and Saturday to encourage the public to give generously to the charity’s annual flag day. 

The first person to donate to a flag day collection tin this year was Governor Helen Kilpatrick, following the tradition started by her predecessor Duncan Taylor. 

The 48-hour event kicks off on Friday, Feb. 28, with volunteers out in force in front of local businesses, grocery stores and busy spots all across Grand Cayman. 

All funds raised will go towards the nursing services of Cayman HospiceCare, which are free to patients and their families.  

This is the 14th annual flag day weekend for HospiceCare and is the charity’s main fundraiser of the year. 

“Even the smallest donation is greatly appreciated,” said HospiceCare’s operations and fundraising manager Jennifer Grant-McCarthy. “You can help Cayman HospiceCare to continuing to give quality palliative and end-of-life care, free of charge, to any person living in the Cayman Islands. We exist almost solely upon donations, and it is only with continued support of fundraisers like this that CHC can continue these services.” 

For more information about HospiceCare’s flag day, membership, or about becoming a volunteer, call 525-2761. 


Governor Helen Kilpatrick, second from left, makes the first HospiceCare flag day donation to volunteer Kerrie McMillan, as Elizabeth Watkins, Flag Day chairman, left, and Jennifer Grant-McCarthy, operations and fundraising manager, look on.

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