Bikers rev up for Christmas toy drive

The Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association is getting ready for its annual Toys For Tots Charity Drive and Ride campaign, during which it invites the public to donate toys as Christmas gifts for Cayman’s children. 

The bikers will hit the road for their Toy Run ride from the Cayman Turtle Farm in West Bay to Rum Point in North Side on Dec. 13. The toys will be distributed to kids at the Lions Centre on Dec. 20. 

Last year, the bikers club, which works closely on the campaign with FLOW and the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, handed out more than 1,200 toys to children. 

Bikers association president Keith Keller said he hoped for a good turnout for the ride and also an enthusiastic response from the public for the donations. 

“Normally we get at least 50 people on the ride,” Mr. Keller said. 

Collection bins are available at several places across Grand Cayman, including FLOW locations at Galleria Plaza, Anderson Square, Heritage Square and Countryside Village; Cost-U-Less; Book Nook; and Subway locations. Companies are also getting in on the act, with donation bins at Walkers, Maples, Saxon and Caribbean Alliance. 

The bins will remain in place until Dec. 15, Mr. Keller said. 

Collections will also take place at Priced Right and Atlantic Kids stores from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

Julie Hutton, FLOW’s head of marketing, said in a press release, “Christmas is all about giving, and we will be encouraging our customers to embrace the spirit of the season and give generously to this cause over the next two weeks so that the CIMRA will achieve its goals and spread some Christmas joy this year to some very deserving children.” 

For more information on the Toys for Tots project, contact Mr. Keller on 916-0088, Eddie Thompson on 926-4792, or email [email protected] 

Casey Keller, a member of the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association, at a Toy Drive drop box at Cost-U-Less. Donation boxes are in place at a number of locations across Grand Cayman until Dec.

Casey Keller, a member of the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association, at a Toy Drive drop box at Cost-U-Less. Donation boxes are in place at a number of locations across Grand Cayman until Dec. 15.
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