December 4, 2020

CI Governor pinned in Poppy Appeal

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poppy-appeal-1The annual kicked off this morning (Monday, 10 October) when Her Excellency the met with members of the Cayman Islands Veterans Association.

The Governor was pinned with the appeal’s first poppy by former United States Marine Shadden McLaughlin and also made the first into a collection box.

The ceremony to launch the appeal took place in the lobby of the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue, where there will be a collection until the appeal closes on Remembrance Sunday (13 November).

All money raised in the Poppy Appeal goes towards welfare for veterans in the Cayman Islands. Donations can be made to collection boxes at many locations in Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands.

Photo captions: Photos by Catherine MacGillivray, GIS.
1. L-r: Shadden McLaughlin pins the first poppy on Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick, with veterans Mike Marshall and Capt. Dale Banks, in the background.
2. Mike Marshall (left) looks on while Her Excellency the Governor Helen Kilpatrick puts a donation into the collection box held by Capt. Dale Banks, CMH. president of the Cayman Islands Veterans Association.

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