Cayman HospiceCare’s Big Bash

The Cayman HospiceCare Big Bash at Ristorante Pappagallo on Friday promises to be a successful event.

The annual fundraiser, running from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., includes a four-course meal, martini bar and valet parking.

Guests are encouraged to wear island casual/cocktail attire and come out and enjoy themselves for a good cause.

According to Cayman HospiceCare’s director of operations and development, Danielle Coleman, “With no speeches, auctions or raffles, Big Bash is most definitely a fundraiser with a difference.”

“Everything is included in the pre-purchased ticket, namely a delicious four-course meal and open bar, live music and a DJ, partygoers can leave their checkbooks at home and simply enjoy themselves,” she added.

Last year the charity fundraiser brought in $70,000. This year they hope to raise even more towards general operational costs (which include programs, salaries, rent for two facilities and equipment).

Hospice services were set up 20 years ago, which later became Cayman HospiceCare. After starting out in a small space, the hospice moved to the Hospice Cottage before relocating to its current location: the Conch Shell House. The organization has grown from a nurse and a caregiver to the present staffing complement of three full-time plus one part-time nurse and two full-time caregivers.

To buy the few remaining tickets to the Big Bash, contact HospiceCare on 945-7447. To learn more, visit