We have been heartened to report this week on a number of businesses and entities within the Cayman Islands who have taken it upon themselves to raise money for much-needed charities and worthy causes within our community. This is a testament to the social responsibility that many of our corporates feel towards helping those in need and we believe it is important to highlight those organisations and to give thanks for their efforts.
More than 120 students from various local high schools across the Cayman Islands came together at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on 4th October to participate in KPMG’s 10th Annual Brain Bowl, an excellent example of the corporate world celebrating and supporting the academic achievements, team building and critical thinking skills of our youth.
Just recently, Grant Thornton raised over US$5,000 at a fundraiser viewing of the Rugby World Cup match between Ireland and South Africa in aid of the Breast Cancer Foundation and Cayman Islands Cancer Society.
Recognising the far-reaching cost-of-living crisis, the Business and Professional Women’s Association of Grand Cayman came together to support Cayman’s families in need. With the generosity and support of PWC Cayman, Island Taste, Kim Lund’s team at RE/MAX Cayman Islands and Proven Bank, more than CI$8,500 was raised to provide over 200 uniforms to students identified by the Department of Children and Family Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters Cayman.
In a further round of corporate responsibility, the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants recently donated computers and other essential IT equipment to Caribbean Haven Residential Centre, underscoring CIIPA’s commitment to the Cayman Islands community.
Finally, we would like to highlight the efforts of CUC on their launch of the “Youth Voices for Sustainability” essay competition. Through this competition, they aim to provide a platform for young minds to voice their perspectives and solutions, inspiring them to implement even more effective sustainable practices for a brighter, cleaner future. The essay competition is designed to galvanise and empower the youth of the Cayman Islands to advocate for energy sustainability, while fostering awareness and knowledge about issues critical to secure a sustainable future for the Cayman Islands and beyond.
All credit to these worthy businesses and groups for supporting our community during these tough times. The Caymanian Times salutes you.