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Curfew cooks could help feed hundreds 

As the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis deepen, a Cayman Islands charity is harnessing an untapped resource – people stuck at home with an excess of free time and good will.

Container home promises ‘safe harbour’ for West Bay family

Volunteers help transform a shipping container into a home for a West Bay mum and three children.

Golf tournament returns to Pirates Week schedule

The Pirates Week Charity Golf Classic will be held on 25 Oct. at North Sound Golf Course, and participants will have an opportunity to contribute to a good cause and win a new car.

Red Cross stages charity golf tournament

Good Samaritans and golfers collided last Friday at the North Sound Golf Course for the 22nd annual Red Cross Golf Tournament. The tournament took on additional significance because it occurred in the midst of hurricane season, which is frequently a strenuous time of year for the Red Cross.

Students bake for the dogs

Two primary students from Cayman Prep and High School spent some of their summer vacation raising money for charity One Dog at a Time.

Youth with diverse abilities discover diving

For Clint Mooney, diving in Grand Cayman is a reminder of his independence. The ability to freely explore a new, underwater world grounds him and brings a sense of calm.

Eclipze seeks volunteers for charity Cut-A-Thon

As it prepares for its annual breast cancer awareness Cut-A-Thon, Eclipze Hair Design and Day Spa is seeking volunteers to help out.

Acts of Random Kindness expanding its education programme

Beaming with pride, Lianni Heslop reads aloud for the camera. A year ago she would have struggled with the words and would not have had the confidence to read for an audience.

NCVO holding ‘Love Bank’ glazing fundraiser

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations and 3 Girls & A Kiln are teaming up to decorate ‘Love Banks’ to help raise money for the charity.

‘Stuff the Bus’ school drive begins next week

The fifth annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ drive, which collects school supplies, begins next week.

Kidfest raises $16,000 for charity

The second annual Kidfest at Pedro St. James on Saturday raised more than $16,000 and attracted more than 600 attendees, according to organisers.

Marathon raises US$9,000 for charities

Participants in last year’s Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon raised more than US$9,000 online for several local charities.

Governance training offered for charities

The Registrar for NPOs (non-profit organisations) will hold a training session on corporate governance for charitable organisations in the Cayman Islands next week,

Wind of Hope walk benefits NCVO

Walkers and runners who took part in the Wind of Hope 5K earlier this month have raised $4,000 for the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ children programmes.

Duchess Sarah Ferguson to speak at cancer gala

The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Cayman Islands revealed Thursday that the guest speaker for its 2019 gala, to be held on Oct. 5 at The Ritz-Carlton, will be Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

Golfers raise $4,575 for Heart Fund

The first-ever Calico Jack’s charity golf tournament raised $4,575 for the Cayman Heart Fund.

Island Heritage’s CharityDrive is right around the corner

Island Heritage Insurance is gearing up for its annual CharityDrive, set this year for May 7, 8 and 9.

Sol donates to diabetes group

Throughout the past month, and up until Friday, April 12, fuel company Sol has been donating 5 cents from every gallon of Esso fuel purchased to the Cayman Islands Diabetes Association.

Guy Harvey fundraiser highlights marine conservation

It was a colourful night of art and auctions at LUCA Restaurant on Friday, as more than 150 people gathered for the 4th Annual Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Fundraising Cocktail Party.
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Charity bike ride this weekend

The Feed Our Future charity will host its Century Bike Ride on Sunday to help raise funds for meals for children in need.

Brackers participate in Rotary Bike-A-Thon

The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac hosted its 37th annual Bike-A-Thon Saturday.

Rotaract 5K raises funds for vocational grant

Rotaract Blue’s annual Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run at SafeHaven last month raised $1,800 for a vocational grant.
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Fundraiser benefits food bank

Camana Bay donated $7,831.37 to the Good Samaritan Cayman Food Bank recently, following a fundraising campaign at Christmastime.

Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels drive

More than 250 volunteers will be out and about later this month to raise money to feed housebound and disabled seniors throughout Cayman.

Kiteboarders battle ferocious seas in ocean crossing

16 kiters and support crews took part in the “Kite 4 Cancer” event, which aims to raise more than $200,000 for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Pink Ladies donate $10,000 to the Pines

The holiday spirit of giving got a second wind this week, with the Pink Ladies distributing funds raised through its annual Christmas Bazaar.
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Faux election turns into a chicken fight

The winner of this election will come home to roost.

Coco Fest raises funds for Meals on Wheels charity

This year’s Coco Fest attendees helped contribute to a good cause.

Montessori donates to young heart patients

Students at Montessori By The Sea after-school club spent this month collecting gifts to donate to sick children visiting Cayman for heart surgery.

Community holds fundraiser for Cuban tornado victims

A group of concerned Cubans and Caymanians with ties to Cuba came out over the weekend to raise money for victims of a tornado that struck Havana on Jan. 28. That natural disaster killed four people and injured 197, leaving many families in the Cuban capital district homeless.

Beach Walk raises $7,000

More than 200 people took part in a beach walk Sunday morning to help raise funds for charities dedicated to helping people with heart conditions.

Mistletoe party raises $5,000 for Lions cancer initiatives

A Mistletoe all-white Christmas party held by Amicus Group at Abacus restaurant raised $5,000 for the Lions Club of Grand Cayman.
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Dog charity sponsors car boot sale

One Dog At a Time is encouraging people whose homes, garages or cars are overstuffed with things they no longer need to lend a hand to the canine support agency.

LIFE donates books to East End students

Santa made a special surprise visit to East End Primary School this week to present each of the school’s 92 students with two books for Christmas.

Taste of Cayman selects NCVO as 2019 charity partner

Taste of Cayman Food & Drink Festival announced this week that the National Council of Voluntary Organisations will be its charity partner for the 2019 raffle.

Mourant volunteers in the community

Offshore law firm Mourant, has once again swapped office chairs for charity work during its annual Away Day.

Student donates to Cayman Heart Fund

A 12-year-old student has raised $645 from friends and family to donate to the Cayman Heart Fund to help a newborn baby in need of medical care.

CIMA run raises $18,000

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority donated $18,150 raised in its charity walk/run earlier this year to literacy and numeracy programs in local government primary schools.

Singers donate to cancer charities

Steve Higgins & Friends, who performed at a concert in Cayman in September, presented checks from money raised at the event to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens last week.

Big Shave hits $2 million goal to fight cancer

In its sixth year, the Big Shave fundraiser hit a milestone, passing the $2 million goal organizers had set for the total amount raised by Hannah’s Heroes to date.

Cayman Heart Fund recognizes ‘heroes’ at luncheon

Cayman Heart Fund hosted its second heart health luncheon at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Friday.

Charity offers financial help for kids with heart defects

Hart for Hearts is offering financial assistance to families with children born with congenital heart defects.

Record amount raised to benefit church/hurricane shelter

More than $13,000 was raised in Sunday’s West Bay SDA Church 5K Walk/Run to provide money for a new sanctuary at West Bay Adventist Church, which will double as a hurricane shelter.

Junior achievers sell bags for charity

Island Totes, Dart’s Junior Achievement company, recently completed its immersion into the business world with a sale of 82 tote bags.

Dog rescue charity opens new thrift store

Animal rescue charity One Dog At A Time has launched its New To You thrift store in George Town.

Tap into your Zen for charity

Yoga is a well-respected form of exercise, while allowing practitioners to get in touch with their inner selves and allowing them to relax when under stress.

Marine institute tops charity drive donations

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute grabbed the most social media support during the seventh annual Island Heritage CharityDrive, and received a $5,000 bonus in addition to $10,000 raised in “drive by” donations.

Teacher takes on 10,000-mile rally for charity

An adventurous former teacher is joining a 10,000-mile rally across Europe and Asia to raise money for a Cayman Islands charity.

Annual ‘CharityDrive’ begins Tuesday

It’s that time of year again when simply driving around one of Cayman’s roundabouts or “liking” the event on social media will help raise thousands of dollars for three local charities.

HospiceCare hosts annual Big Bash gala event

Cayman HospiceCare held its 18th annual Big Bash gala event Friday night at Ristorante Pappagallo in West Bay.

$23,000 donation for Cancer Society

The donation consisted of proceeds from the Cayman Cookout event that took place in January at The Ritz-Carlton.

Cayman Academy donates to local charities

Cayman Academy school found good use for funds collected during a student charity drive on Friday.

Cayman-themed Christmas book raises $8,200 for charity

A Cayman-themed children’s book with an anti-bullying message has raised $8,200 in donations for the Family Resource Centre over the past three years.

Appleby awards funds to nonprofits following its annual Charity Day

Appleby held its fifth annual Charity Day and selected nine nonprofit organizations in child and family welfare, education and animal welfare to receive financial assistance.

Feed Our Future Charity Ride

If you own a bicycle and fancy seeing a lot of Cayman while supporting one of the island’s important charities, you may want to sign up for the Feed Our Future Century Charity Ride, scheduled for April 15.
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Charity ride supports young cancer patient

The Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association is organizing a charity ride in support of 7-year-old resident Felix Lubin, who is battling cancer.

Haines set to run in arduous Australian race for charity

Derek Haines is willing to travel to the ends of the Earth to contribute to a good cause.

Pink Ladies give $35,000 to island charities

The Pink Ladies are giving away $35,000 in funds which they raised last year at the annual Christmas Bazaar and other events.

NCVO raises $137,000 in telethon, beating previous year

The many talents of Cayman citizens took center stage on Saturday night, when the National Council of Voluntary Organisations held its annual radio/telethon fundraiser. The telethon raised more than $137,000 to beat last year’s total and fund a host of NCVO programs over the next year.

Eclipze cuts hair to support children with cancer

For the 17th year, Eclipze Hair Design is going to cut hair to raise money for children who have lost their hair to cancer. The Cut-a-Thon charity event supports children who would benefit from a wig.
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Christmas Toy Drive held for ninth-straight year

The 25 Days of Christmas Toy Drive runs again this holiday season from Nov. 28 through Dec. 13, early enough for the donations to be distributed in time for Christmas Day. The popular toy drive was started nine years ago by Victoria Bise, then age 13.

‘X’ marks the hole-in-one

Any pirates who have replaced their muskets with putters and favor greens over grog, will want to sign up for the Pirates Week Charity Golf Tournament being held at the North Sound Golf Club on Oct. 28.

Christmas in summer for charity drive

Five organizations received early Christmas presents this summer when PropertyCayman RE/MAX decided that instead of having a brand launch party, it would donate the money to the community.

Hannah’s Heroes charity head-shave set for Friday

Young heroes: Tayden Grant and Charli Foster, back row, with Beau Shields, Hannah Meeson, Annabelle Reading and Skylar 'Mimi' Ebanks - six of Cayman's child cancer survivors.

‘Stuff the Bus’ drive seeks school supplies

The annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign to collect school supplies for students in need begins next month.

Inaugural triathlon raises $1,000 for charity

A triathlon around central George Town has raised just under $1,000 for the Hart for Hearts charity in Cayman.

9-year-old cyclist plans to cross Iowa for charity

Nine-year-old Alex Dailey is gearing up to ride for seven days across the U.S. state of Iowa to raise money for three local charities.

‘Passion for Fashion’ cleans out closets for worthy cause

Have you got clothes in your closet that you just don’t need or wear any longer? Are they in good condition and could they be someone else’s treasure?

One Dog at a Time fundraiser on June 19

If you haven’t signed up for One Dog at a Time’s fundraiser, now is the time to do it.

Paddleboarders aim to make a splash for Cayman charities

A beach fun day with free paddleboard lessons and a group paddle on Sunday will be the first in a series of events to raise money for foster children and youngsters with special needs in the Cayman Islands.

Charity climbers scale Andean peak

The Cayman Islands flag was flying at the summit of Mount Tarija in the Bolivian Andes this week as charity mountain climbers completed the first part of a “three-peak challenge.”

Birthday yoga class to raise funds for charities

To celebrate her 30th birthday, Stephanie Espeut is holding a Hatha yoga class that she hopes will help raise money for three local charities.

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