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Grant Thornton in the Cayman Islands raise over $10,000 for charities at 3rd Annual Golf Day

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9 December 2019

On November 12th, presented the Humane Society with a cheque for over US$8000, further to fundraising efforts from their annual golf event.

Each November, over 90 budding golfers from around the globe, come together at North Sound golf course for the ‘Grant Thornton Golf Championship’, which this year raised a total of US$10,107 for charity.

This year, the proceeds were split between the Cayman Islands Humane Society, and staff member Julia Stenson’s fundraising efforts in lieu of her upcoming climb of Mount Aconcagua – the second highest summit after Mount Everest. Julia received over US$2000 from the day, to go towards her target of $50,000 for Have a Heart Cayman.

Greg O’Driscoll, Partner and Head of Funds for the professional services firm said ‘we were delighted to be able to donate to two very worthy causes this year. From raffles, to on the course competitions, we are delighted to have exceed our 2018 fundraising total of $5,000 to continue helping local charities.

A special congratulations to the 2019 Championships Golfers of the Year: Bridget Kidner from DMS, Michael Richardson from Maples and Richard Johnson from Centaur US, who played exceptionally well’.

O’Driscoll extended thanks to the sponsors of the event, ‘we simply couldn’t host such a fantastic day without the support of our sponsors. Special thanks to TRAC Automotive and Kirk Freeport for donating some world class hole-in-one prizes, as well as Caybrew and all the other local businesses that donated raffle prizes for the event. It enabled us to raise a huge amount of money for a very worthy cause and gave the participants a truly memorable experience’.

Raffle prizes included Xboxes, exclusive golf clubs and a number of vouchers for local attractions and restaurants.

Laura Medley of the Cayman Islands Humane Society said ‘The Cayman Islands Humane Society would like to thank Grant Thornton for their support at their annual golf day for 2019. This is the third year of the event and we are so grateful to the Grant Thornton team for raising more and more each year to help The Cayman Islands Humane Society provide ongoing care for the animals at the shelter.

For more information on Grant Thornton in the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Humane Society, visit www.grantthornton.ky and http://www.caymanislandshumanesociety.com respectively

-ENDS-

Pictures attached:

  1. Greg O’Driscoll (left) and Gemma Henry from Grant Thornton (right), present David Couper (middle) with a cheque for $8000 for the Cayman Islands Humane Society
  1. The Grant Thornton Golf Championship winners of 2019 with some of the Grant Thornton team (L-R): Michael Richardson, Richard Johnson, Greg O’Driscoll, Bridget Kidner, Julia Stenson, Gareth Pereira, Manraj Singh and Ferdi Zingwiro
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