September 24, 2020

$100,000 presented to Cayman Islands marathon runner for Hospice

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DSCF1553By Georgina Wilcox

Last Tuesday (3) Cayman Islands veteran marathon man, who ran six races to raise a million dollars to build a new Hospice facility in Camana Bay, was presented with a cheque for CI$100,000.

The cheque was presented by James Butterworth, Vice President of the Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers, CIREBA to the marathon man himself, Derek Haines, on behalf of the Association.

Also there at Camana Bay to witness the presentation was Rotary Club of Grand Cayman President Brian Hurley and Treasurer of the club and the six4Hospice appeal, Chris Johnson.

Butterworth, showing his pleasure at presenting the cheque to Haines, said, “CIREBA is very community minded and when we heard of this appeal the board and members were very enthusiastic about supporting it. The Hospice will serve the needs of anyone in the community who requires it.”

Derek Haines was very appreciative in accepting the cheque.

”CIREBA came in at an early stage in support of the marathon appeal and the news of it certainly put a spring in my step when running the races,” he said. “I am very grateful to the CIREBA board and membership for this outstanding donation and showing their confidence that the appeal would be successful. For a country of only a 55,000 or so population there has been a fantastic response to this effort. The fund and pledges now stand at around CI$1.1 million and that does not include promises of land, materials and services from local companies. Thanks to CIREBA and all who supported.”

PHOTO: Rob Jamieson

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