The success of our Radio/Telethon is vital to the survival of the NCVO and its projects...general donations are considerably down from previous years.
—Janice Wilson, NCVO CEO
The National Council of Voluntary Organisations will host its 30th annual fundraiser on Cayman 27 (Cable Channel 12) on Saturday 7th November 2009, which 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 Organisation each year, and money raised helps to maintain and operate one of Cayman's longest running charities - the NCVO.
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 Barefoot Man, Sea N' B', Earl Lapierre, Hi Tide, Ratskin and many others 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 more than 40 different companies for those who phone in and pledge on the night to 946-6136, the number sponsored by LIME. Prizes this year include jewelry, art work, a Blackberry phone from LIME, numerous gift certificates from popular stores and restaurants around the Island including the Lighthouse, Foster's, Hobbies & Books and many, many more, too numerous to mention. There is also a grand prize of 2 round trip tickets to any Cayman Airways destination.
"The success of our Radio/Telethon is vital to the survival of the NCVO and its projects" explains Janice Wilson - CEO for the NCVO. "The community has always been very generous in their donations to our programmes and this year, given the difficult economic times, we are more in need of their support than ever. The need for our community programmes, particularly those that help local children, continues to increase and general donations are considerably down from previous years. We encourage as many people as possible to support the event, and to join us for a wonderful night of fun and entertainment."
The NCVO is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation that engages in projects to meet the ever-increasing social needs of the community. As one of the oldest charities in Cayman, having been in operation for over 30 years, they have grown substantially. Among the projects run by the NCVO are: the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home which houses ten children in need of care and protection; "Miss Nadine's" Pre-School which provides pre-school education for seventy 2-5 year olds; Jack & Jill Nursery which cares for 16 babies, the Caring Cousins Welfare Fund and several others. The demand for the NCVO's programmes increases every year and the organiser's are hoping that this year's event will receive the support necessary to continue its much needed projects.
This year marks the 30th NCVO annual fundraiser, and the NCVO hopes that CI $125,000 will be raised. Corporate donations are encouraged and the public is invited to come out and present their donations at the Prospect Playhouse or to phone in throughout the night of the 7th November on 946-3136 to make a pledge.