The Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation is proud to present A Night under the Stars on Saturday, 13 October at Sunset Bay, the first of its kind. It will be an evening of entertainment, wine, food and remembrance to raise awareness and discuss what the foundation has achieved over the past year.
The foundation was created on 31 October, 2008 and therefore will be recognising its fourth year as a licensed, non-profit company in the Cayman Islands this month. The objectives of the foundation are as follows:
- To advocate for a life free of violence for all
- To carry out activities to facilitate the empowerment of women, men and children
- To advocate for and support equality for women and girls in all areas of life
- To support policies and research projects that further the aim of gender equality
- To do all other acts or things necessary, advisable or desirable for the advancement of women’s issues
The evening begins at 8.00pm and tickets can be purchased in advance from any LIME store or at the door. They are only $35 each, and offer the chance to win an Apple iPhone. The draw will be done later on the night of the event.
The entertainment includes music and live artistry. There will also be a wine tasting, and Estella remembrance lanterns to recognise the work and life of this incredible woman.
A silent auction will be running throughout the evening, so make sure to bring your chequebook with you so you can bid on the items. In fact, you can get there early and take advantage of the complimentary nibbles being served between 8.00 and 9.00pm which will also give you time to peruse the silent auction at your leisure.
Over the last 12 months the foundation has been very busy raising awareness through numerous events, programmes and fundraisers. The Steps to End Silence Walk was held in April of this year, and saw hundreds of people walking to recognise Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There was also a literary competition on the subject held in that same month open to all persons over the age of 15 residing in the Cayman Islands, again to promote awareness of a subject that has unfortunately been considered taboo for too long.
In December 2011 the annual Mistletoe Party at Abacus raised funds for the foundation, and it will do so again this year on 21 December.
A Night under the Stars has been created to bring together supporters of the foundation, and hopefully introduce newcomers to the work that it does. The only way to keep people aware is for the foundation to grow and get its message out through events such as this.
Sunset Bay is located at 500 Old Prospect Road
For more information on the foundation and this event, you can see their website at www.esrfoundation.org.ky or look up their Facebook page