When it comes to superheroes, there are few more impressive than the Avengers. Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America … all of them fight to save the oppressed, the vulnerable and the innocents of this world. “Avengers: Infinity War” therefore seems an appropriate film to choose as the basis of a Cayman Islands Crisis Centre fundraiser.
Organizer Ronnie Hughes of The Cayman Martial Arts Academy is once again hosting a special screening at Camana Bay Cinema, sponsored by Dart, with all proceeds going to the Centre. It is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday in the VIP theater with the $30 ticket covering entrance, popcorn and a drink per person.
“We feel that the theme of heroes standing up for those who can’t protect themselves is a very powerful and apt subject for a Crisis Centre fundraiser,” says Hughes. “This is about the fourth one of these special screenings we’ve done in the past couple of years and it’s a great day out while raising money for an important cause.”
Cayman Islands Crisis Centre
The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre was established in 2003 as the country’s first safe shelter for female victims of domestic violence and their children. Many members of the community deserve thanks for their vision and hard work, including Estella Scott-Roberts who established the Centre, the Cayman Islands Government and the members of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Grand Cayman, who were instrumental in getting it launched.
The Centre’s mission is to provide safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children; to provide a 24-7 Crisis Helpline and TalkLine for anyone in distress or just needing someone to talk to; to provide aftercare support to the former shelter clients; counselling and aftercare support to shelter clients and other members of the public; to educate the community on what family violence is and what healthy relationships are; and to be an advocate for the often voiceless victims of violence.
Tickets for the 1 p.m. screening of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ on Saturday are $30 per person. To buy tickets, call 323-9778. For more information about the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, visit www.cicc.ky.