Grant Thornton Cayman Islands presented the Cayman Islands Humane Society with a cheque for US$8,000 from funds raised at the firm’s annual golf day.

Greg O’Driscoll and Gemma Henry from Grant Thornton present David Couper (centre) with a cheque for $8,000 for the Cayman Islands Humane Society.

Each November, more than 90 golfers from around the globe come together at the North Sound Golf Club for the ‘Grant Thornton Golf Championship’, which this year raised a total of US$10,107 for charity.

The proceeds were split between the Cayman Islands Humane Society, and staff member Julia Stenson’s fundraising efforts tied to her upcoming climb of Mount Aconcagua – the highest mountain outside of Asia. She received more than US$2,000 from the day, to go towards her target of raising $50,000 for Have a Heart Cayman.

Greg O’Driscoll, partner and head of funds for the professional services firm, said, “We were delighted to be able to donate to two very worthy causes this year.”

He added, “A special congratulations to the 2019 Championships Golfers of the Year: Bridget Kidner from DMS, Michael Richardson from Maples and Richard Johnson from Centaur US, who played exceptionally well,” he added.

Local businesses donated prizes for the event, which “enabled us to raise a huge amount of money for a very worthy cause and gave the participants a truly memorable experience”, O’Driscoll said.