December 11, 2019

Cayman Islands Wind of Hope 5k nets CI$5k for foster home

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George Town, Grand Cayman, : On Sunday 27th May over 300 people came together to take part in the 4th installment of the Wind of Hope Walk/Run bringing in over $5,000 in support of healthy eating habits of children living at the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home.

The Wind of Hope (WHO) is a charitable organization founded in March 2014. Its main aim is to deliver charitable contributions to non-profit organizations, groups of individuals, or individuals with causes that positively impact lives.

“We are so excited and happy that we could really come together as a team that we could accomplish that great task,” said Founder and Wind of Hope President, .

The non-profit group successfully raised funds in the past for the Pines Retirement Home and the Cayman Islands Red Cross through its annual walk/run event and this year monies will go to the pantry budget.

An athlete himself who also trains fellow runners, Mr. Williams says this is his passion. “This is what I want to do; using my talent along with the passion to train people to lead a healthier lifestyle is why I chose to put on the 5k, but I have a passion for the children also,” he said.

345 Athletic Club’s and Okeeve Hamilton dominated the male runners winning first and second place respectively with times of 18:48.36 and 19:48.72. Third place went to with a time of 20:07.88.

In the female runner’s category Catherine Hayward-Hughes took first place with a time of 24:08.74; taking second place a mere 15 seconds later was Oddy Grullon who clocked in at 24:23.21 and third place went to Yolande Lopez with a time of 25:59.90.

A full list of Wind of Hope 5k Walk/Run times has been posted on Race Caribbean’s website. Click the following link to view: http://www.racecaribbean.net/events/wind-of-hope-5k/

For more information on The Wind of Hope and how you can get involved in the charitable group email [email protected] or 328-2850.

Photo caption 1: WOH President Paul Williams presents NCVO CEO Angela Sealey with funds raised.
Photo caption 2: Overall winner, Abraham Whittaker.
Photo caption 3: (l-r) WOH Committee; Claudette Russell, Winston Sobers, Anne Kirkwood, Karina Alvarado, Paul Williams, Yolanda Clarke and Gregory Ellis.
Photo Caption 4: Race start.

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