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Walkers stages annual Charity Day  

Law firm Walkers has donated more than US$100,000 this year to a number of local charities and community causes. 

Each year Walkers hosts a Charity Day when representatives from local charities seeking financial assistance can present to the firm’s Charity Committee. 

The Walkers Charity Committee and 2014 Charity Day event has donated US$58,000 to local charities so far this year. Fifteen organizations received funds for proposed and current initiatives, including the Cayman Crisis Centre, Cayman HospiceCare, Cayman Music School, Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Feed our Future, Meals on Wheels, National Trust, NCVO Tennis Federation and Verdant Isle Orchid Research. 

In addition, the Walkers Charitable Foundation has donated US$38,000 to the National Gallery’s Walkers Art Club program, which provides free after-school art classes to children across the Cayman Islands, and US$9,000 to the upcoming Cayman Arts Festival. 

Among the sponsorships, the Cayman Heart Fund will use the allocated money to assist in free medical screening for residents. The Cayman Health Services Authority Pediatric Unit will continue to provide medical equipment, such as beds for children and sleeping chairs for parents. George Town Primary’s Breakfast and Books Program will proceed with assisting students with early morning homework assignments, a hearty breakfast and reading before the school day begins. 

SRS celebrates 10 years in Cayman 

Strategic Risk Solutions (Cayman) Ltd., which was established in 2004, has grown to be the fourth largest captive manager in the Cayman Islands, with 75 captives under management.  

“It has been exciting to see the company grow to its current position in Cayman and fill the need for a high-quality independent captive manager,” said Wayne Cowan, vice-chairman. “Having worked in the Cayman captive industry for several years, I always believed that the SRS model of quality service and value-added consulting would be successful.”  

Wayne Cowan started with the company in 2005 and was joined soon thereafter by co-managing directors Ron Sulisz and Seamus Tivenan. The company has recently added a fourth managing director, Dan MacLean, who joined from Aon Insurance Management in September.  

MaplesFS donates to NCVO during telethon 

This year, the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ telethon and supporting activities raised a record-breaking $138,000, which included a $4,000 donation from MaplesFS. All funds will benefit the NCVO’s children’s programs, including the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home, Miss Nadine’s Pre-School and the Jack and Jill Nursery. 

MaplesFS provided additional support to NCVO over the summer, when a team of MaplesFS volunteers went back to school in support of Miss Nadine’s Pre-School and the Jack and Jill Nursery.  

MaplesFS volunteers repainted and reorganized classroom furniture, as well as refreshing exterior walls and hallways throughout the school. 

MaplesFS Chief Executive Officer Scott Somerville said, “MaplesFS has been a long-time supporter of the NCVO, and we are pleased to be able to provide on-going support to the organization, whose hard work and quality childcare play an essential role in developing Cayman’s next generation.” 

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Members of Walkers’s Charity Committee with representatives from some of the charities and community programs that benefited from the 2014 Walkers Charity Day.

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