PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Chris Duggan, VP, Dart Enterprises, Susie Bodden, Executive Leader, Special Needs Foundation of Cayman, Michael McWatt, Managing Director, Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited.
25th Annual Irish Jog benefits Special Needs Foundation
(Grand Cayman – 19 April 2017) The proceeds from the 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5k Irish Jog hosted by Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited (“Butterfield”) and Dart will benefit the families of the Special Needs Foundation Cayman.
The Jog collected CI$15,000 at its largest and most successful race to date.
“We’re thrilled that the community embraces the Jog every year helping us bring much needed funds to the community” commented Butterfield’s Managing Director, Michael McWatt. “The team at Dart and Butterfield work tirelessly to make the event a success, and of course we are grateful for all of the time and enthusiasm given by all of the volunteers.”
The funds will go towards helping the families who benefit from the Special Needs Foundation of Cayman (SNCF).
Susie Bodden, Executive Leader of the SNCF said, “We are extremely grateful for the donation of CI$15,000 raised during the St. Patrick’s Day 5k Irish Jog for 2017. The money will be very wisely spent on behalf of our families. We will be using the funds in two ways, firstly it allows us to fund our Family Support Worker for the duration of 2017, a much valued service by our families most in need. Secondly, we will spend the money on providing sports and leisure activities that are accessible to our special needs children. Thank you to Butterfield and Dart and to the many people who took part in the Jog.”
Chris Duggan, VP, Dart Enterprises added, “We are delighted to be joining Butterfield in handing over $15,000 to the Special Needs Foundation Cayman, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out and participated in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Jog that made this donation possible. The SNFC does fantastic work in our community and we are thrilled to be able to support them with this donation.”
Over the past 25 years, the Jog has raised over CI$220,000 in funds for local charities including the Special Olympics Cayman Islands, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, the Crisis Centre, Cayman Hospice Care, CI Diabetes Association, Sunrise Adults Training Centre and many other deserving organisations.