It is that time of year again – the clock is ticking toward the night of the party and tickets are going fast.

The 17th annual Big Bash, hosted by Cayman HospiceCare will be held on April 28 at Ristorante Pappagallo. It runs from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. and is all-inclusive. The ticket price includes valet parking, cocktail reception, open bar, martini bar, vodka luge and a four-course dinner with live music and dancing until the early hours.

If this isn’t enough to whet your appetite, the promise of no speeches, no auctions and no raffle is the best part of all. Guests are simply invited to sit back and enjoy a gala evening like no other, with spectacular underwater décor setting the scene.

Everyone is asked to leave their ball gowns and black ties at home, and to arrive only with dancing shoes and a relaxed island casual/cocktail look. Be ready to dance the night away to the music by Bona Fide and DJ Jacko.

“I look forward to this event every year because there is no pressure on our guests. We just want them to enjoy themselves and have a memorable evening,” says organizer Kerrie McMillan, fundraising and events coordinator. “The bar staff never stop pouring and people leave having had a great time.”

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Vico Testori and his team at Pappagallo have facilitated “The Bash” for the past 16 years and they give generously to the cause. Chef Alex Menegon produces the four-course dinner for approximately 300 people.

This fundraiser with a difference is 100 percent underwritten, which means all the money from ticket sales goes directly to support Cayman HospiceCare’s free services.

Cayman HospiceCare

Cayman HospiceCare advocates a holistic approach to patient care. Specialized hospice and palliative nurses use their skills alongside volunteers trained in the use of therapeutic massage, music, pet and art therapy, to name a few. All services to patients and families are provided for free.

Cayman HospiceCare is the islands’ only organization that specializes in end-of-life care, and its services are available to anyone with an incurable illness residing in the Cayman Islands.

Tickets are $250 per person. To buy, call 945-7447, or email fundraising[email protected] if you would like to be a part of this event.

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