Law firm Appleby has awarded cheques to several local charities following its inaugural charity day.
Local charities seeking sponsorship were invited to present to the firm’s charity committee made up of a cross-sector of staff, including partners. Some 24 applications were received, from which 18 were short-listed and 10 selected.
The charities selected were Cayman HospiceCare, Meals on Wheels, the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, the Cayman Islands Red Cross, Literacy is for Everyone, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s Mind’s Eye tours for school-aged children, Cayman Youth Inclusive Programmes, Cayman Youth Anti-Crime Trust, Canine Friends and the Cayman Islands Humane Society.
Bryan Hunter, managing partner, Cayman, said: “Charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations make a hugely valuable contribution to society. Appleby have historically supported their work through staff and corporate sponsorship but we wanted to take a fresh look at the support we provide with a view to adding value and broadening the support to a greater number of good causes.”
Nasaria Budal, business development and marketing executive at Appleby, added: “We were delighted with the response we received and the number of applications was overwhelming. It was certainly a reflection of just how much support like ours is needed. We are confident that with our staff having been directly involved in the selection process they will add further value by sharing their time and expertise as volunteers and by supporting and contributing to additional fundraising efforts throughout the year.”
Appleby, Cayman, Bryan Hunter, Nasaria Budal