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First DG 5K Cheque Presented

Deputy Governorís 5K Challenge Committee Co-chair, Jennifer Ahearn; Deputy Governor, Franz Manderson; Christy Braggs from Cayman National Bank.

The first cheque presentation for the 2016 Deputy Governorís 5K Challenge has taken place with silver sponsor Cayman National Bank for $2,000.

The funds will go to the $50,000 target that this yearís 5K Challenge has set towards a new ambulance for the Cayman Islands.

Cayman Heart Fund is running the ambulance appeal and has been raising money since last summer for the final goal of $150,000 for the vehicle which will be used as a back-up to the emergency fleet.

ďThis is the first cheque we have received and we wholeheartedly thank Cayman National Bank for helping push this initiative along in support of the Cayman Heart Fund and its goal of acquiring a new ambulance,Ē said Mr. Manderson.

Last yearís gold sponsors Butterfield, EY and Appleby have again pledged the same support at $5000 each, with one slot in this prestigious category still available.

And this year there is an exclusive new $15,000 platinum sponsorship available, which will be awarded to just one company or individual.

Whoever signs up as the platinum sponsor is guaranteed the most prominent exposure on promotional materials for the 2016 Deputy Governorís 5K Challenge which is being held in April.

The platinum sponsor will be given pride of place on the day of the event with all the benefits of gold sponsorship in addition to name and logo displayed at the start/finish station. The platinum sponsor will also have a large logo on the front and back of the event t-shirt and their branding throughout the walk/run course.

Other sponsorship categories include silver for $2,000, for which there are a couple of remaining slots, and unlimited bronze for $500 each as well as gifts-in-kind such as certificates for prizes, and goods and services for the event. For example, Cayman 27ís Daybreak show, Radio Cayman, Rooster 101.9 FM and Irie 98.9 FM have all pledged to promote the 5K Challenge on air as their contribution to the event.

Companies or individuals interested in sponsoring the 2016 Deputy Governorís 5K Challenge, or interested in making a donation, can contact Fundraising Subcommittee Chairwoman Nancy Barnard at SupportDG5K@gov.ky.

The walk/run is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and is being held on Cayman Brac on Sunday, 17th April and on Grand Cayman on Sunday, 24th April, starting at 6.30am. Registration dates will be announced nearer the time.

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For further information contact: Suzette Ebanks