12th Annual ‘Open Your Heart to the Children’ Benefit
On Nov. 19, the business community of the Cayman Islands will gather at the brand new Kimpton Seafire Resort on Seven Mile Beach to enjoy an evening of networking and glamour with a purpose.
The theme of the annual Hedge Funds Care (HFC) Cayman benefit this year is “Sunset at the Seafire,” which calls for tropical coloured gowns and bright bow-ties, or black-tie for those who prefer to blend. The HFC Cayman benefit has become a permanent fixture on the financial services industry calendar in Cayman and a ‘must attend’ event. The primary purpose of the benefit is to raise as much money as possible to fund programs which aid in the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
Auctions and entertainment
Auctioneer Kim Remizowski will once again take to the stage to encourage paddles into the air. As usual, there will be some exceptional items up for bids, including a 2017 Audi S8 Plus, sponsored by Arch Automotive; a luxurious Breckenridge break in Whispering Pines South – a five-bedroom home that redefines the term “VIP getaway”; a sunset helicopter tour with Champagne and dinner, sponsored by Cayman Islands Helicopters and Lobster Pot Restaurant; and stunning jewelry from Kirk Freeport, along with some other exciting surprises.
Entertainment will be provided by some special guest youth musicians (via the Cayman Arts Festival) and in addition, table side musicians and magicians will perform during the event.
Hedge Funds Care
Hedge Funds Care is an international charity supported largely by the hedge fund and finance industry. Since its inception in 2005, the local chapter of this international charitable organisation, HFC Cayman, has raised more than US$2.5 million to help prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in the Cayman Islands. The net funds raised in Cayman are used to provide grants for a variety of important initiatives, such as the Children and Youth Services (CAYS) Foundation and support of the Frances Bodden Girls Home Family Support Worker who provides family education, counselling and referral services for children residing at the home. HFC Cayman supports the Family Resource Centre, a unit of the Department of Counselling Services (DCS) which works to strengthen family life and prevent domestic violence and child abuse. HFC Cayman also supports the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) which provides aftercare services and counselling for victims of violence, and a safe space for at-risk young people.
If you are interested in learning more about HFC Cayman and/or attending the annual benefit, please contact Cindy Hislop by emailing [email protected] for more information.