Accountants give 500 gifts to West Bay students

From left, Richard Scott-Hopkins, CIIPA member; Norm McGrego, CIIPA past president; Jovanna Wright, principal; Jeff Short, CIIPA past president; Peter Small, CIIPA past president and Sir John A Cumber Primary School alum; Leonora Mendoza-Hydes, deputy principal, in front of the stage when the students were rehearsing for their Christmas concert.

The Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants donated more than 500 gifts to students at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School this month.

In a press release, school principal Jovanna Wright said the students were ecstatic to receive the presents, adding, “As the principal, I wanted to ensure that every single child received something for Christmas as many of our students come from homes with low socio-economic backgrounds.”

CIIPA members Jeff Short, Norm McGregor, Richard Scott-Hopkins and Peter Small paid a visit to the school during Christmas concert rehearsals on 13 Dec.

They was met with smiles, hugs and high fives from the students who thanked them for their generosity.

Throughout the year, CIIPA’s Social Committee has raised funds for several charities and organisations, including the YMCA of the Cayman Islands, Special Olympics Cayman Islands, the Cancer Society, Plastic Free Cayman, and the International College of the Cayman Islands.

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