October 21, 2020

No sleep for these bed fellows


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Ten dream teams with ten dream themes were all ready and steady to go to beddy – but sleeping wasn’t on the agenda at Cayman’s first ever Bed Race to end polio. The race, organised by all four of Cayman’s Rotary clubs, was a comfortable success, with several thousand dollars being raised for the cause.

Volunteers took donations from the crowd, who had come to see the fun. Before the beds got to their starting positions for the race, everyone had a chance to see them up close and vote on the dreamiest designs.

Some of the beds looked as if they came from dreams, others looked as if they came from nightmares, but all of them looked amazing.  There was Jungle Dreams – a four poster powered by a 4-gorilla engine. Then there was Supermarket Sweep, which, strictly speaking wasn’t a bed at all but a souped-up supermarket trolley. Still, nobody seemed to mind. It was all in a good cause, after all – all the funds were going to help the Rotary club’s pledge to eradicate polio from the globe.

There were raffle tickets on sale, with prizes including a two-night stay at the Westin Casuarina hotel and a round-trip ticket to Miami, provided by Cayman Airways.

Then they were off. The beds and their drivers – no going to sleep at the wheel…er…pillow – hurtled down Camana Bay’s Market Street two at a time, with times being recorded so that all teams raced in 5 different heats.

The fastest bed was from the Deloitte team. Second place went to the Green Team from Electrotech. The third fastest bed was the Hyperbaric Chamber bed.

The prize for Most Outrageous bed went to Rotary Central for their Jungle Dreams bed. The Best Dressed bed belonged to Rotaract Blue, with their Blue Mardi Gras Bed.

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