A roundabout way of raising funds

Three charities will benefit from a fundraising campaign that sees $1 donated for every vehicle that uses the Island Heritage Roundabout over a three-day period. 

This year’s beneficiaries are Canine and Feline Friends, which will receive the funds raised during Tuesday’s charity drive, Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman, which will be supported on Wednesday, and the Save Our Youth Foundation, known as SOY, which will get Thursday’s funds. 

During the morning and evening commutes, and at lunch time, volunteers gather at the roundabout to wave at and encourage drivers who pass by.  

People can monitor in real time how much money is being raised at the website www.charitydrive.ky

As at Tuesday afternoon, before the evening rush hour, more than $7,000 had already been raised on the first day of the campaign.  

The target is $15,000 each day. 

As well as donating $1 per vehicle, Island Heritage is also donating $1 for every Facebook support click or @charitydriveky Twitter mention. 

Volunteers take a brief rest at the Island Heritage Roundabout on Tuesday. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY