October 21, 2020

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Children from Miss Nadine’s Pre School who have benefitted from the NCVO fundraiser

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) will host its 32nd annual fundraiser on Cayman 27 Saturday 29th.

It will take place at the Prospect Playhouse and will be simulcast on Radio Cayman from 7pm to midnight.  This is the largest fundraiser held by the NCVO each year, and money raised helps to maintain and operate the NCVO’s Children’s programmes.

Every year, with the support of Cayman 27 and Radio Cayman, the NCVO is lucky to attract an amazing level of talent for the evening. The list of entertainers lined up for this year includes The iZ with Grammy Winner Jason Gilbert; Sea N’ B; Hi Tide; Barefoot Man; Terri Quappe; Suckerbox; Cynthia Hew; Andy Martin; Joan Wilson; Swanky; UCCI Choir; Corey Allenger; Little Magic; Road Trip and the McTaggart Trio, all of whom are donating their time and talent for this worthy cause. There will also be an opportunity to win one or more of over 50 prizes donated by many different companies for those who phone in and pledge on the night to 946-6136, the number sponsored by LIME.  Prizes this year include spa treatments, clothing, groceries, numerous gift certificates from popular stores and restaurants around the Island including Off the Peg, Casanova’s, Morgan’s Harbour, Hobbies & Books, Body Works and many, many more. In addition there will be two grand prizes- a Blackberry Torch from LIME and round trip tickets to Miami on Cayman Airways.

“The success of our Radio/Telethon is vital to the NCVO’s ability to help children and the community through our programmes” explains Janice Wilson – CEO for the NCVO.  “The community has always been very supportive of the NCVO and this year, given the difficult economic times, we are more in need of their support than ever. Hundreds of local children have benefitted from our programmes and the need for our assistance continues to increase. We encourage as many people as possible to support the event, and to join us for a wonderful night of entertainment.”

The NCVO is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation that engages in projects to meet the ever-increasing social needs of the community with a focus on children’s services.  As one of the oldest charities in Cayman, having been in operation for over 35 years, they have grown substantially over the years.  Projects run by the NCVO include: the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home which houses children in need of care and protection for reasons such as neglect or abuse; “Miss Nadine’s” Pre-School provides early childhood education for  up to seventy 2-5 year olds; Jack & Jill Nursery cares for  up to14 babies, the Caring Cousins Welfare Fund supplies school lunches and snacks to children in various schools on island and the John Gray Fund assists first degree students with college related expenses.

This year marks the 32nd NCVO annual fundraiser, and the NCVO hopes to raise CI$145,000. Corporate donations are encouraged and the public is invited to come out and present their donations and watch the live entertainment free of charge at the Prospect Playhouse, the wonderful venue for the event  courtesy of the Cayman Drama Society. Viewers can also phone in between 7 pm and midnight on the 29th October on 946-6136 to make
a pledge.

For more information or to make a donation to the NCVO prior to the Radio/Telethon, contact the NCVO at 949-2124 or [email protected], or log onto www.ncvo.org.ky.


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