More than 60 volunteers from Mourant donated their time to six local organisations during the offshore law firm’s annual ‘Away Day’, which is held on US Thanksgiving every year.
On Thursday, 28 Nov., Mourant volunteers supported Cayman Acts of Random Kindness (ARK), Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Cayman Islands Humane Society, Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE), the National Trust for the Cayman Islands, and the NCVO.
The Mourant teams read to the pupils at Theoline McCoy Primary School in Bodden Town; helped restore the gardens at the district’s historic Mission House property; sorted and organised donations at the NCVO Bargain Shop; beautified the playground at Miss Nadine’s Pre-School and Jack and Jill Nursery; and participated in the relocation of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society warehouse.
Mourant volunteers also helped paint the home of a local resident, Luisa, who is battling breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. The house, where Luisa lives with her five children and elderly parents, had fallen into disrepair and ARK has been coordinating a massive renovation to get it back to a livable state, with the assistance of multiple volunteers.
Tara Nielsen, Cayman ARK founder, said of the help received, “The response we’ve had from the community and local businesses like Mourant has been overwhelming. Each phase of this transformational renovation has been made possible by the kindness of dozens of individuals. Luisa and her family will finally have a place to call home.”
Mourant Cayman Islands managing partner Hayden Isbister said, “We look forward to this day every year because it’s a great chance for us to make an impact in the local community in which we live and work. The enthusiasm and effort that our people put into these projects always impresses me. It’s a different way for us to galvanise our unique team spirit and make a difference in our local community.”