Date set for annual Hedge Funds Care benefit

Hedge Funds Care Cayman has set a date for its annual “Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit.” The event will be held Nov. 21 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

“The Hedge Funds Care Cayman organizing committee is working hard to gear up for what we are sure will be another hugely successful and enjoyable fundraising event this November at the Ritz-Carlton,” said Nicholas Butcher, co-chair of Hedge Funds Care Cayman.

Since the chapter of the international organization began in 2005, Hedge Funds Care Cayman has raised more than US$2.5 million to help prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. The benefit, now in its 11th year, raises as much as $250,000 annually, which is granted to local organizations and government programs that fight child abuse.

This year’s benefit will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a live auction and dinner starting at 7 p.m.

The theme is “Midnight in Paris” and the dress code is black tie or “Parisian Chic.” Many clothing shops and party stores on the island have been notified of the theme and should be able to assist.

For women, the suggested attire is flapper-style dresses, feather boas, pearls, long gloves and headbands, while men may come in slim-fitting suits or waistcoats, sporting a thin moustache, a cravat or a beret, organizers suggest.

“As always, we depend on the very generous support from our community to raise funds for the grantees who do such crucial work with vulnerable children in Cayman,” Mr. Butcher said. “We thank you for your continued interest in our mission and ask you please to save the date!”

The 2015/16 grant recipients include The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, Cayman Islands Red Cross, the Children and Youth Services Foundation, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Counselling Services, the Health Services Authority, the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs, the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Special Needs Foundation of Cayman.

Those interested in attending the event can find the sponsorship and registration form on the events page of the Hedge Funds Care Cayman website: For more information, contact Mr. Butcher at [email protected] or Cindy Hislop at [email protected]

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