A taste of Hawaii at Hedge Funds Care fundraiser

Hedge Funds Care Committee of Hope event organisers join the festivities at the luau party.

Hedge fund professionals donned their leis and got down to a luau at an annual fundraiser for Hedge Funds Care last month that raised $13,500.

The Committee of Hope’s fifth annual fundraiser was held at Royal Palms Beach Club on 13 June. The event raises money to help tackle child abuse.

A whole pig was roasted on a spit on the beach as guests were treated to tropical cocktails and Hawaiian music, with several taking part in a limbo competition.

“We are thrilled with the success of the event,” said Sherri Fleming, co-chair of the committee and director at PwC. “Not only did everyone have a great time, including those of us who ran around buying pineapples and putting up the fun decorations, but we raised a lot of money for our charity which fights child abuse in the Cayman Islands. Much ‘maholo’ to all who supported us, and a big thank you to our gold sponsor, Walkers, and our bronze sponsors, Campbells and KSG Law.”

Hedge Funds Care Cayman is part of Help For Children, an international organisation made up of hedge fund and alternative investment industry professionals fighting child abuse in 13 locations.

The Committee of Hope was formed to support the charity by hosting quarterly events, each being a combination of fundraising, networking and fun, and is co-chaired by Fleming and Carol Reynolds, executive director of Queensgate Bank and Trust. Executives from Campbells, Deloitte, E&Y, Maples, Estera, Harbour Trust, BNY Mellon, DMS, KPMG, Harmonic, MUFG, Harneys, Titan Technology, Ogier and Walkers also sit on the committee.

To learn more about Hedge Funds Care efforts in the Cayman Islands and abroad, visit www.hfc.org.

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