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MaplesFS Clients Show Support for Cayman HospiceCare

30 June 2014

The MaplesFS Community Service Committee on behalf of MaplesFS clients recently donated CI$33,101.38 to Cayman HospiceCare in aid of the not-for-profit organisation's ongoing operational costs and educational outreach efforts.

Cayman HospiceCare provides dignified, quality comfort care, free of charge, to everyone living in the Cayman Islands with cancer or other end-stage diseases. A highly-valued resource within the local community, Cayman HospiceCare is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by death, as well as assuring the long-term emotional, spiritual and overall well-being of survivors after loss.

Funds will support the Hospice’s comprehensive programme of care provided, at no charge, to Cayman Islands residents. Every month, Cayman HospiceCare nurses carry out more than 125 visits to home and hospital patients, while caregivers make an additional 90 visits per month. In addition to medical, emotional, spiritual and social care for patients and loved ones, the Hospice provides a host of additional support services, including a weekly grief recovery group, a lunch club for ambulatory patients and the organisation's annual Light Up A Life community memorial. Funds will also allow the Hospice to continue its efforts to raise awareness of its services and care models amongst the community, medical practitioners and multidisciplinary colleagues.

“We are passionate about the cause and we will continue to do all that we can to ensure that Cayman HospiceCare remains a vibrant and viable organisation for the long-term,” said Cayman HospiceCare Chairman Christopher Duggan. “Through organisations such as MaplesFS this is remaining possible and I would like to thank MaplesFS and its clients very much for their very generous donation, which will enable our nurses to help those in the community that need it.”

“We are honoured to be able to link the much needed financial resources provided by our clients to the local community,” said MaplesFS CEO Scott Somerville. “The support that Cayman HospiceCare provides for the grieving is an essential and much valued service to our country and we are hopeful that this donation will assist with the long-standing success of the organisation."

Currently, local philanthropist Derek Haines is undertaking six marathons around the world over the course of eight months with the aim of raising CI$1 million to build Cayman HospiceCare a purpose-built inpatient and operations facility. The much-needed new residence will release the organisation from some CI$6,000 per month spent on rent. To learn more and support the ‘Six4Hospice’ challenge, visit the Six4Hospice website.


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