Pink Ladies give back to community

Cathy Childs from the National Trust, left, and Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps treasurer Ann Smith.

The Pink Ladies volunteer corps donated $48,000 to various community organizations during an event held in the courtyard garden at The Pines retirement home in early February.

The Pines and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations have traditionally been the focus of the Pink Ladies’ support, and the two organizations received the bulk of the donated funds.

The Pines received a check for $17,500, which will be used toward the operating costs of the facility. The NCVO received a check for $12,500, which will be used for the Caring Cousins program on Cayman Brac, and to cover meals served at the preschool.

According to a press release, the Pink Ladies were “particularly pleased” to be able to contribute towards a program on Cayman Brac.

Other organizations also received donations from the Pink Ladies at the event. The Lighthouse school received $6,000, Cayman’s ARK received $3,500 and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society received $3,000 which will be used to provide outdoor seating for patients and families at the new Chemotherapy Unit.

The National Trust’s Blue Iguana Programme also received $500, sponsoring a blue iguana named “Lady Pink.”

Pink Ladies raised the funds at its annual Christmas Bazaar and Tea which was held on Nov. 28 last year. The next Christmas Bazaar, will be held on Dec. 3 at The ARC in Camana Bay.

The Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps is always looking to welcome new volunteers. For more information, contact [email protected]

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