October 21, 2020

Rudolf donates to local anti-bullying campaign in Cayman Islands


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Cheque presentation to the Family Resource CentreIn early December local authors, Paul and Elisabeth Schreiner, announced the sale of their first book, Rudolf discovers the , just in time for the Christmas season. which was well received by the local community,

Inspired by the theme of anti-bullying, the story begins with Rudolf leaving the North Pole for the Cayman Islands after being bullied by the other reindeers. As Santa searches for him, Rudolf discovers the wonders of the Cayman Islands.

“We are overwhelmed and grateful, by the positive response to our book. Seeing it show up in family Christmas photo shoots and make it across the ocean to friends, as our Facebook fans have told us, is an amazing feeling. We set out to make a positive impact and we are proud to say we can donate over $2,000 dollars to the Take a Stand Against Bullying Campaign,” said author .

“We owe a big thank you to Tower for sponsoring the book and making it possible for us to share this story with the community” said author Elisabeth Schreiner. “The amount of media coverage generated by Tower really helped us to sell the book and make a substantial sum of money for the charity.”

Take a Stand Against Bullying, a public awareness campaign associated with the , was originally founded in Canada, when a little boy was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. The campaign in Cayman aims to educate the public on bullying and how to prevent and stop it.

Miriam Foster, campaign coordinator of the Family Resource Centre, who also spearheads the Take a Stand Against Bullying campaign was delighted with the , saying, ‘With such a large donation we look forward to traveling to Cayman Brac and expanding the programme’s reach. The majority of our funds are used throughout the month of October for the Bullying prevention campaign for public education, school workshops and events for families to be aware of bullying and how to prevent it.”

Over 700 books were sold was sold at A.L. Thompsons and Books & Books as well as various craft markets throughout the holiday season. 26 were donated to the Family Resource Centre. A limited number of books remain for sale and can be purchased by contacting Paul Schreiner directly through their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RudolfDiscoversCayman.

IMAGE: Cheque presentation

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