Some 60 volunteers from offshore law firm Mourant supported the Cayman Islands community by donating a total of over 180 hours to six local organisations during their annual Away Day, which was held on Thanksgiving Thursday.
The charities supported by the Mourant volunteers were: Cayman Acts of Random Kindness (ARK), Cayman Islands Cancer Society, Cayman Islands Humane Society, Literacy Is For Everyone (LIFE), the National Trust, and the NCVO.
Activities the Mourant teams got involved in included reading to the pupils at Theoline McCoy Primary School in Bodden Town; restoration of the gardens at the historic Mission House property; sorting and organizing donations at the NCVO Bargain Shop; beautifying the playground at Miss Nadine’s Preschool and Jack and Jill Nursey; and relocating the Cayman Islands Cancer Society warehouse.
For one particular project, Mourant volunteers helped paint the home of a local resident, Luisa who is battling breast cancer and currently undergoing chemotherapy. The house, where Luisa lives with her five children and elderly parents, had fallen into disrepair and ARK has been coordinating a massive renovation to get it back to a liveable state, with the assistance of multiple volunteers.
Tara Nielsen, Cayman ARK founder, said: “The response we’ve had from the community and local businesses like Mourant has been overwhelming. Each phase of this transformational renovation has been made possible by the kindness of dozens of individuals. Luisa and her family will finally have a place to call home.”
Cayman Islands Managing Partner Hayden Isbister commented: “We look forward to this day every year because it’s a great chance for us to make an impact in the local community in which we live and work. The enthusiasm and effort that our people put into these projects always impresses me. It’s a different way for us to galvanize our unique team spirit, and make a difference in our local community.”
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