November 24, 2020

FCCA spreads Christmas cheer

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Island Princess’ crew members, led by Hotel General Manager Emilio Mazzi (front centre) as chief elf, helped Santa bring Christmas cheer to Grand Cayman kids.

Christmas came early for over 150 children from all districts on Grand Cayman, thanks to the joint efforts of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), Island Princess cruise ship, the Premier’s Office and a number of volunteers.
Children aged three to 12 years each received a gift from Santa, enjoyed pizza, fruit drinks and water as well as the Airport Park’s play equipment on Saturday, 17 December.

Organised by the Premier’s Office, the event featured gifts donated by the FCCA which were brought over by the Island Princess’ crew, 20 of whom also volunteered their time to conduct the event.

Local volunteers were from the West Bay Community Council, plus parents, and teachers from public
primary schools.

Ms Pamela Small, who headed the volunteers, noted the children included students chosen by principals of the different government primary schools for achieving good grades and being well-behaved and regular in attendance.

The ship’s volunteers were from different departments and represented countries from a number of continents, said Customer Relations Manager Tracy Dean.

“It was fun to be a part of this event,” said the ship’s Hotel General Manager Emilio Mazzi, who put in some good-natured elf duty to help Santa. “It sure got us into the Christmas spirit and away from our busy schedules. We also got the added advantage of bringing joy to children and seeing their happy faces.”

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