MaplesFS Donates to NCVO Record-Breaking Telethon
MaplesFS joined the National Council of Voluntary Organisations ("NCVO") for its 35th annual telethon, which took place on Saturday 25 October at the Prospect Playhouse.
Hosted by on-air personalities and broadcast live on local TV and radio stations, the organisation's annual flagship fundraiser encourages members of the public to call in and make donations over the course of the evening. However, the organisation also relies on corporate donations in the lead up to the show.
This year, the telethon and supporting activities raised a record-breaking CI$138,000, which included a CI$4,000 donation from MaplesFS, presented on the night by Chief Risk Officer, Phillipa White. All funds will benefit the organisation's children's programmes, including the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home, Miss Nadine's Pre-School and the Jack and Jill Nursery.
MaplesFS provided additional support to the NCVO over the summer, when a team of MaplesFS volunteers went back to school in support of Miss Nadine's Pre-School and the Jack and Jill Nursery.
This was the second year that MaplesFS was invited to help the two educational programmes prepare for the upcoming school year. MaplesFS volunteers rolled up their sleeves to paint, clean, move furniture and setup classrooms in anticipation of the new term so that the schools' 84 students could make a fresh start to the school year – literally. The volunteers repainted and reorganised classroom furniture, as well as refreshing exterior walls and hallways throughout the school.
MaplesFS Chief Executive Officer Scott Somerville said, "MaplesFS has been a long-time supporter of the NCVO and we are pleased to be able to provide on-going support to the organisation, whose hard work and quality childcare play an essential role in developing Cayman's next generation."
The NCVO is a local not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to the care, education and wellbeing of children in Cayman.