Gear Up raises over US$4,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches young people with mentors for social, intellectual and creative growth.

KPMG held its second annual Gear Up event on 21 Nov., raising more than US$4,000 for this year’s beneficiary, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands.

About 60 people attended the event, held on the roof terrace at KPMG’s office in Cricket Square, at which they viewed and purchased luxury timepieces from local watch and jewellery vendors, including Island Jewellers, Kirk Freeport and Magnum Jewelers, which also sponsored raffle prizes.

The raffle was held to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters, with one guest winning a diamond necklace, according to a press release. Other prizes included a diamond pendant necklace and a Mont Blanc pen, and wallet and bag. Island Jewellers also matched 10% of the total raffle money raised for the charity.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a wide range of networking opportunities to meet the needs of young people and their families in the Cayman Islands. The charity matches young people one-on-one with mentors for social, intellectual and creative growth, and valuable experiences.

Niko Whittaker, director at KPMG and organiser of the event, said: “We are so thankful for everyone who attended and graciously donated at the event, as well as the vendors, who went above and beyond in their donations to the raffle and their support this year. Gear Up is not only a great event to kick off the holiday season, but each year it helps support children’s futures through different local charities, with this year’s beneficiary being the brilliant Big Brothers Big Sisters.”