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Cayman Islands Annual Radio/Telethon Fund Raiser Sat Oct 21

The NCVO’s main annual fundraiser takes place on Saturday 21st October, 2017 and will be broadcast live from 7pm to midnight on Cayman 27 and Radio Cayman. Viewers can phone in with their donations/pledges on the night to the dedicated phone line for the event (ph 946 6136-this number is only available on the night of the event from 7pm); all money raised helps many children on island through the NCVO’s Children’s programmes.

The NCVO is a non-profit, charitable organisation that is dedicated to the care, education and well-being of children and families in need of support in the Cayman Islands.

Projects run by the NCVO include:
The Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home
“Miss Nadine’s” Pre-School
Jack & Jill Nursery
The Caring Cousins Welfare Fund
The John Gray Fund
The NCVO Scholarship Fund

There is a variety of fabulous entertainment to look forward to with something to please everyone!
The talented line up of entertainers includes: Trinity, Melody Allenger, James Geary, Flamenco Caribe, Joan Wilson, Luis Castillo, Dario Rivers, the Cayman International Girls Youth Development Programme, St George’s Men’s Fellowship Group, Cool Breeze Boys, Little Magic and more.

Viewers who make a pledge have a chance to win one or more of over 50 fabulous prizes donated by many different companies. Prizes this year include round trip tickets from Cayman Airways to Miami, a Samsung Galaxy S7 from FLOW, treatments from relaxing spas such as Body Works, La Mer Spa and others and meals at some of Cayman’s best restaurants including Luca, The Westin, Grand Old House, Calico Jacks, Mizu, Lonestar, Brooklyn, Cimboco and many more as well as numerous other gift certificates from popular stores and restaurants around the Island.

Everyone is invited to come out and watch the live entertainment free of charge at the Prospect Playhouse, doors open at 7 pm.

For more information or to make a donation to the NCVO prior to the Radio/Telethon, contact Janice Wilson at the NCVO on 949-2124, 525-3976 or [email protected]

The following is the transcript of the Appeal Letter:

From National Council of Voluntary Organisations – NCVO

October, 2017


Dear Friend and Supporter,

Every year, thanks to community donations, the NCVO helps children and families through programmes dedicated to their care, education and well–being.

In fact, hundreds of children in the Cayman Islands need your support daily. They need security, care and protection in our foster home. They need subsidised preschool education and daycare at our preschool and nursery and they need school lunches to prevent them from going hungry.

With your help, the NCVO’s programmes can lessen these problems by directly benefitting these vulnerable children.

Over the past ten years, the Nadine Andreas Foster Home has housed over 45 children in need of care and protection who were placed with us due to abuse or neglect. Other NCVO programmes include Miss Nadine’s Pre- school and the Jack and Jill Nursery which provide subsidised preschool and daycare (including free spaces and means tested fees) and the Caring Cousins Lunch Support Programme. For more information about these and our other programmes, please log on to our website at

Our main fundraiser—the Annual Radio/Telethon is set for Saturday 21st October at the Prospect Playhouse beginning at 7:00 p.m. This popular event is aired live simultaneously on Cayman 27 and Radio Cayman and features many of our islands’ most talented musicians and performers. As mentioned, the organisation relies heavily on this event as its main source of donations and our goal this year is to raise CI$140,000 to ensure that NCVO programmes remain in operation.

The NCVO is dependent upon the generosity of the business community and individuals. We urge you to assist us in maintaining our programmes and addressing the increasing needs throughout the community.

Donations by mail will be gratefully accepted prior to the date of the Radio/Telethon to the NCVO, P. O. Box 1140, Grand Cayman, KY1-1102.

Donations can also be made by going onto our website: and clicking the DONATE NOW button (please reference the radio/telethon) or by contacting Janice Wilson at the NCVO’s office at 949-2124 or via the email address [email protected].

Once your donation has been received it will be recorded and announced on the evening of the event.
We ask that you specify if you wish to present your donation at the live event or if you would like to remain anonymous.

We hope you consider this request favourably and as always encourage you to forward this appeal to friends, family and colleagues. Your donation can make a significant difference to the lives of many, so please help us to help those who need it most.

Yours sincerely,
Garry Wilkins, NCVO Chairman Janice Wilson, NCVO Chief Executive Officer

Gone Country
Tammi, Olive & Matty
Joan Wilson *

* NOTE: Joan Wilson has been reading a poem on EVERY Telethon since 1992. This will be her 25th consecutive appearance.


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