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Walkers Facilitates $100K Donation for Red Cross First Aid Campaign

Walkers and Walkers Professional Services (WPS) recently collaborated with the Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) to create a potentially life-saving new campaign for local schoolchildren in the Cayman Islands. WPS also provided support by coordinating a donation of US$100,000 for the charity and campaign.

The Cayman Islands Red Cross’ “Empowering Schools through Life Saving Skills” campaign, will work with local schools to provide First Aid Training to educators in Cayman. The CIRC, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, hopes to train approximately 300 teachers in First Aid across the Cayman Islands over the course of 14 months, potentially impacting over 10,000 students.

WPS first approached the Red Cross late last year and the “Empowering Schools through Life Saving Skills” campaign came to fruition as a result. WPS played an active role in the design of the campaign and will work closely with the Red Cross and schools in Cayman to ensure as many educators on-island as possible can access the training.

Commenting on the donation, Steven Manning, Director of Walkers Fiduciary shared, “As a father of two, I cannot imagine a scenario where a child is in need of First Aid and does not receive it. Working with the Red Cross on this programme has been incredibly rewarding and we are pleased to provide both financial assistance and our time in helping to develop the programme.”

Tim Buckley, Walkers’ Cayman Managing Partner, stated, “Supporting the communities we operate in forms an integral part of our firm culture. We are delighted to be able to further support the Red Cross and Cayman’s teachers in the wonderful job they do looking after our children.”

Jondo Malafa Obi, Director of the Cayman Islands Red Cross, remarked, “We were delighted to partner with Walkers and WPS on this campaign and felt it was really important to offer this training to our schools and teachers. Providing lifesaving skills has been at the core of the Red Cross ever since it was founded in 1961, and there isn’t a more appropriate way for us to celebrate our 60th anniversary. Having the knowledge of the first aid techniques and CPR is a vital part in ensuring the safety of our community. The Cayman Islands Red Cross mission is to provide this essential knowledge to as many people as possible”.

For more information on the “Empowering Schools through Life Saving Skills” campaign, please email Ayala Felner Hananel at the Cayman Islands Red Cross: