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Firemen to hold 5K fundraiser for Crisis Centre

Local firemen will don their fire equipment for a 5-kilometre trek through George Town this Monday to raise funds for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.
PAWS Under the Stars

PAWS Under the Stars supports doggies and kitties

On 14 March, the Protection of Animals Welfare Society will be holding its fundraiser PAWS Under the Stars at Grand Old House.

Singers returning to Cayman for cancer fundraiser

For the fourth consecutive year, Steve Higgins & Friends will present an annual ‘Evening of Excellence’ concert to help raise funds for the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

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.

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.

Journalist shares story of strength and survival

Ten years ago, Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout was abducted and held captive by insurgents in Somalia for 460 days in an effort to extort ransom money.

Thousands donate to Meals on Wheels

Thousands of residents took part in Meals on Wheels ‘¢hange for Change Coin Drive’ over the weekend to raise money to feed housebound and disabled seniors throughout Cayman.

In Focus: Colour Me Purple 5K run

Purple reigned supreme on Sunday morning as purple powder filled the air and dusted purple-clad runners taking part in an annual fun run fundraiser.

Kiteboarders to brave elements to raise funds for cancer

Kiteboarders and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society are coming together once again to fight the elements of sea and sky to benefit lives affected by cancer.

CIMA to host school fundraiser run next month

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority will host its second annual charity walk/run next month in support of literacy and numeracy programs in government primary schools.

Annual Furball fundraiser promises a circus

The Cayman Island Humane Society has been dedicated to rescuing local cats and dogs and finding them forever homes for over four decades. Each year, the society holds its largest annual fundraising gala, the Furball, which is the main source of charitable donations for the year.

PAWS in the Sand supports canine friends

Cayman’s animal lovers gathered Saturday at the historic Grand Old House restaurant in support of the Protection of Animal Welfare Society.

In Focus: Ariane Dart annual garden tea party

Plenty of pretty hats and sophisticated fascinators were in evidence at the Ariane Dart annual garden tea party fundraiser for the Cayman Islands National Gallery’s Education Department Friday afternoon.

Animal fundraiser switches Rum Point for Grand Old House

The Protection of Animal Welfare Society is shaking things up for its 2018 Annual PAWS In The Sand fundraising dinner by bringing the party to George Town for the first time in the event’s seven-year history.

St. Ignatius raffle results

Susan Ow walked away with the grand prize of $25,000 in the annual St. Ignatius Catholic Church and School Christmas Concert and Fundraiser.

Swim-a-thon fundraiser set for Friday

Stingray swimmers take to the water on Friday in their fourth “Big Swim” swim-a-thon. Athletes as young as 6 will dive in and swim as many laps as they can in the hope of raising $20,000 for their swim club.

School raffle winner gets $25,000

Athalie Bryson was the delighted winner of the 2016 St. Ignatius Christmas fundraiser raffle grand prize of $25,000.

Christmas concert will benefit St. Ignatius

Young performers from St. Ignatius will take the stage at Loyola Hall for the school’s main annual fundraiser on Dec. 14.

Fundraiser Haines completes Havana Marathon

Marathon runner Derek Haines continued his journey to help raise $1 million for charity Have a Heart Cayman on Sunday, Nov. 20, in Havana, finishing the Havana Marathon at 4 hours and 3 minutes and placing third in his age group.

Hedge Funds Care gala helps at-risk children

Hedge Funds Care Cayman, committed to helping parents and treating child abuse and neglect, held its gala at the new Kimpton Seafire Resort on Saturday night.

Happening this weekend: Fireworks, jamboree & Remembrance Day

Here's some of the top events of the weekend.

Run in the Dark fundraiser set for Nov. 16

As darkness falls on Wednesday, Nov. 16, thousands of runners and walkers in more than 50 cities worldwide, including in Grand Cayman, will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and head for the door. The Run in the Dark starts at 8 p.m. outside Margaritaville.

Legends tournament aims to raise money for halfway house

Politicians, sports stars and community activists are lacing up their boots once again for the latest round of the Clash of the Legends charity football fundraiser in West Bay.

Rain cancels weekend events

Heavy rains this week, with more expected Friday and possibly over the weekend, have caused flooding across Grand Cayman and have led to the postponement of some upcoming events.

Netball Association raises money for minibus

The Cayman Islands Netball Association recently held a raffle to raise money for a minibus to help transport school girls to and from practices and games. After the $15,000 in prizes were distributed, the association had $10,000 to put toward the minibus, organizers said.

Monster Dash 5K set for Oct. 22

Get a jump on Halloween by taking part in the Save Our Youth Foundation Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Camana Bay. All participants are encouraged to wear costumes for the family friendly event; the race is open to all, with strollers and kids welcome.

EDITORIAL – ‘For a good cause’: Cayman’s social season has begun

It must be October: The school year is well under way. Hurricane season has entered its final phase. Master of ceremonies extraordinaire (and Pinnacle Media’s own) Vicki Wheaton can be seen everywhere there is a working microphone.

Kids, parents raise funds for pony center

Recently parents and students of the Equestrian Center in George Town held a bingo fundraiser at the George Town Yacht Club to help defray the cost of heightening security on that property after an attack on two of their ponies.

Rugby 7s 5K raises more than $3,000

The National Men’s Cayman Rugby 7s team’s first 5K run/walk fundraiser on Sept. 4 raised more than $3,000 which will go toward helping the team in their effort to return to the Hong Kong 7s tournament in April 2017.

Music community comes out to support Stanley Ebanks

A large audience from around the Cayman Islands, keen to dance and socialize, came out to Elizabethan Square on Aug. 26 to lend support and raise money for musician Stanley Ebanks of West Bay.

Church raises $8,000 for students

A fish fry held by the Community Services Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in George Town raised more than $8,000 to help pay the back-to-school expenses of nearly four dozen students on island.

Fitness for charity classes raise $435

Personal trainer Andre Leon has raised $435 for Meals on Wheels by hosting fitness classes last November (for “Movember”) and in April for charity.

Yoga fundraiser has community at heart

A birthday celebration with others in mind has succeeded in helping out three local charities.

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.

YMCA reaches out to corporate Cayman

The YMCA Cayman Islands launched its “Corporate Founders” fundraising campaign on Tuesday night at the Westin Grand Cayman Resort with an event that highlighted what it does, what it has accomplished so far, and what it plans to do.

The Fundraiser

Event showcases strength of kidnapping victim

Hundreds of supporters of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre packed the ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Friday to hear a message of hope and healing from Lillian Rose Lee, who was kidnapped at age 21 and held captive in her abductor’s house for more than 11 years.

Bush says government fundraiser ’questionable’

Cayman Islands Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush said it was “absolutely poor and questionable” for the premier to present details of the upcoming government budget to a $200-a-plate political party fundraiser at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Tuesday night, before the official release of the spending plan in the Legislative Assembly next week.

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.

Kidnap victim to share message of hope

Lillian Rose Lee, who was kidnapped at age 21 and held captive in her abductor’s house for more than 11 years, will speak at a Cayman Islands Crisis Centre fundraiser on Friday.

Marathon man aims to hit new heights

As one of the flattest islands on earth, Grand Cayman does not seem like the ideal place to train for a three-peak mountain climbing challenge in the “roof of the world.”

Walkers don tiaras for fundraiser stroll

Dogs, children and adults, wearing everything from tiaras to tutus, were out in force Sunday morning to participate in a fundraising fun walk.

Football ‘legends’ raising hope for recovering addicts

Some of Cayman’s most prominent businessmen and politicians will lace up their football boots Monday to raise money for recovering drug and alcohol addicts in the latest in a series of charity “legends” matches.

Walk/run raises funds for Pines’ new bus

A 5K walk/run over the long weekend raised more than $4,500 to assist The Pines retirement home with the purchase of a new bus.

5K to raise money for vocational scholarship

The first Fred Speirs 5K Walk/Run will be held at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn to raise money for the Fred Speirs Vocational Grant.

Big turnout for beach fundraiser

Bodden Town’s Webster Memorial United Church took to the beach for a fundraiser last week.

Michelle T donates to Cancer Society

Gospel singer Michelle T has donated part of the proceeds from sales of her album “Here Is My Praise” to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Grape stompers juice their way to glory

Twenty teams signed up to climb inside barrels and stomp barefoot on grapes in the inaugural Grape Stomp and Wine Fest.

St. Ignatius donates to Hospice

St. Ignatius Catholic School presented $1,500 to Cayman HospiceCare on Thursday, April 28 as part of the charity’s yearly ‘Big Bash’ event.

In the driver’s seat

Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise President Christine Mathews, left, presents Jirarat Phelps with the keys to the 2016 Audi Q5 she won on April 16 in the service club’s annual raffle.

‘100 Women’ donates $29,000 to CARE charity

Members of 100 Women Who Care Cayman raised $29,000 this week at their third meeting since the charity was set up last year.

ICCI raises funds in charity walk

Students, staff and supporters of the International College of the Cayman Islands took part in an annual walk, in memory of the college’s founder, earlier this month.

US Senate chaplain to speak at awards banquet in Cayman

The chaplain for the United States Senate, Barry Black, will be in the Cayman Islands this weekend and plans to speak at the Seventh-day Adventist Church awards banquet, Sunday evening.

Police’s finest honored at gala

For exhibiting calmness, professionalism and restraint during dangerous situations involving firearms, veteran Police Constable Fernando Soto was honored as Police Officer of the Year during the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Outstanding Service Awards.

Cayman in Focus: HospiceCare fundraiser

Nearly 300 people turned out for the annual Cayman HospiceCare fundraiser Friday night at West Bay’s Ristorante Pappagallo.

Cayman HospiceCare’s Big Bash

The Cayman HospiceCare Big Bash at Ristorante Pappagallo on Friday promises to be a successful event.

Corporate quiz championship returns

Junior Achievement of the Cayman Islands invites companies to participate in the 2016 JA Corporate Quiz Championship and fundraiser.

100 women strong

The Cayman Islands chapter of 100 Women in Hedge Funds celebrated their annual fundraising gala Saturday night at Tiki Beach, with top finance professionals attending the fundraiser, now in its third consecutive year.

‘Orange’ gala raises funds for Meals on Wheels

Many of Cayman’s most compassionate and most generous gathered Saturday evening in the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel to show their support for Meals on Wheels, a local charity that delivers hot meals to the island’s elderly and most vulnerable.

Public urged to back ambulance fundraiser

Former Cayman 27 reporter Kevin Watler recently recovered from open heart surgery. Now, he is urging people to support efforts to raise funds to buy a new ambulance for the Cayman Islands.

Committee of Hope ‘leis’ on a luau for good cause

With Cayman providing the perfect beach backdrop and sunset, the Committee of Hope and Maples are holding an Aloha Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on April 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., for what promises to be a memorable evening for a good cause.

Families descend on Kaibo for Kitefest

Families descended on Kaibo Beach in Cayman Kai on Easter Monday for some colorful kite flying.

ICCI’s memorial walk set for April 17

The International College of the Cayman Islands invites the public to take part in the annual walk in memory of the college’s founder, Dr. J. Hugh Cummings, on April 17.

Little Cayman National Trust boosted by Easter auction

The Little Cayman National Trust raised more than $45,000 at its annual Easter auction over the weekend, according to Betty Bua, chair of the island’s trust.

Chalkfest a success

Alexandra Bodden draws a flower at the annual Chalkfest fundraiser for the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands outreach programs.

Motorists support Youth Anti-Crime Trust fundraiser

Drivers who have been topping up at Esso gas stations throughout Grand Cayman in recent weeks have been donating to a youth crime prevention program in the process.

Ariane Dart’s tea party

Ariane Dart hosted her private annual tea party Friday afternoon. Funds raised from the event are donated to the National Gallery.

Police warn public over fraudulent fundraisers

A number of churches around Grand Cayman have reported individuals conducting fraudulent fundraisers supposedly on behalf of congregations in George Town and West Bay in recent weeks.

Fundraiser for Brac special needs center

The Harmony Learning Centre on Cayman Brac, which provides assistance to adults with disabilities, is holding its main annual fundraiser, a walkathon, on Saturday.

‘Wild’ author to speak at fundraiser

Cheryl Strayed, author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Wild,” will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Power of the Purse luncheon on March 17.

Another marathon fundraiser for Derek Haines

Having run six marathons worldwide and raised more than $1 million for Cayman HospiceCare in 2014, Derek Haines is now setting his sights even higher: He’ll climb three mountains in Bolivia and run two marathons this year in his effort to raise at least another $1 million for Have a Heart Cayman Islands.

Men take a stand in women’s shoes

Hundreds came out to Camana Bay Thursday evening to support the men of Cayman as they took a brave stand – in women’s shoes.

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