In the spirit of Christmas giving to those in need, Gary Linford’s firm, HighWater Limited, raised US$20,000 in funds and gifts through the generosity of their friends – all to benefit the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC).
HighWater celebrated, as they do every year, by treating their colleagues and peers in the Cayman fund industry to a champagne breakfast at Abacus and over 120 kids to popcorn, a drink and the chance to see Moana at Hollywood cinema. It is always a wonderful gathering full of Christmas cheer while raising funds for a worthy cause. HighWater asked attendees for financial donations alongside the coordination of a toy drive for the benefit of those who must take shelter with the Crisis Centre against domestic violence that continues to occur in the Cayman Islands. This year, the event raised US$20,000 in financial relief and a plethora of toys and gifts showered the fundraiser including a giant kangaroo, a chemistry set and a large remote control truck, amongst other wrapped gifts.
Gary Linford, said, “We are very proud of our long term collaboration with the CICC and our ability to support them over the years. The work of the Crisis Centre is integral to the ending of domestic violence in the Cayman Islands and we want to support them every step of the way”. I am pleased to see the contribution by our staff, friends and indeed, even our many competitors that we invite to this event. I am so very grateful for the support everyone continues to show Highwater in this important fundraising event.
The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre was established in 2003 as the country’s first and only safe shelter for female victims of domestic violence and their children. Since then, CICC have provided shelter and support to more than 1,500 women and their children and every year, more services are required.
CICC Executive Director Ania Milanowska gratefully received the donation. “The gifts were such a big hit on Christmas day and we were able to delight so many of our current and past clients with them”, she said. “The financial
donation is timely as we are just about to launch our latest service, which is Estella’s Place and the TAYA lounge. This place, at Crown Plaza on Eastern Avenue, will be our public-facing space where we will be hosting group counselling sessions, family get togethers and most importantly, a safe place for teens and young adults (TAYA) to come and hang out”.
Gary continued by sending a special thank you to Abacus and Hollywood Cinema and all of our friends who donate to this event.
For more information on the Crisis Centre, please visit CICC.KY or call Ania on 949 0366.