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MaplesFS Lends a Helping Hand to Local Organisations in Time for the Holidays

10 Dec 2014

MaplesFS is committed to supporting Cayman Islands not-for-profit organisations and initiatives. Over the last quarter, the financial services provider has donated funds to benefit a number of the Islands' worthy causes, including the Alzheimer's and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands ("ADACI"), the East End Primary School PTA Community After School Programme, Junior Achievement Cayman Islands and the National Housing Development Trust.

In honour of World Alzheimer's Month in September, MaplesFS donated CI$750 in support of ADACI efforts locally. The local organisation, which was formed in 2012, has been working tirelessly over the last two years to raise awareness of the disease in the community, as well as to educate and provide support for people with dementia, their carers and family.

"The very generous donation from MaplesFS will go towards the funding of educational programmes and training to caregivers, as well as to the general public, and providing respite opportunities for caregivers," said Dorothy Davis, ADACI Chairperson. "A big thank you to the management and staff of MaplesFS for their support."

The East End Primary School PTA recently received a CI$1,500 boost from MaplesFS towards its Community After School Programme. The popular programme provides local primary school students with a mix of academic, sports and leisure activities in a supervised environment after the school day ends. These activities complement the school’s educational efforts and help to develop active, well-rounded and confident young adults in the East End district.

This is the second donation the programme has received from MaplesFS in the last year. "The success of the After School Programme is reflected in the positive development of our children over the past three years," said East End Primary School President, Lori-Ann Daley. "I would like to thank MaplesFS for their continued generous support in our efforts to provide wholesome and educational activities for our youth. MaplesFS’ commitment to the programme continues to make an academic and social difference in the lives of our students."

The Maples group has also been a long-time supporter of Junior Achievement Cayman Islands, and MaplesFS was pleased to recently lend further support to the platform in the form of a CI$1,000 donation towards its in-school and after-school practical business programmes. A long-standing initiative on island, for over 20 years the organisation has been inspiring and preparing young people for success through educational programmes focused on business, economics and enterprise. The programme teaches local students key business skills, including work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, to better prepare them for the workforce as Cayman’s next generation of business leaders.

In the spirit of the holiday season, MaplesFS gifted CI$935 to the National Housing Development Trust and its annual Government Affordable Housing Communities Kids Christmas Party. This special event serves to bring Christmas to more than 150 kids within the West Bay, Windsor Park, Eastern Avenue and East End communities. The National Housing Development Trust is a non-profit organisation that endeavours to provide affordable housing for low-income families.

"MaplesFS is honoured to be able to support local organisations in their efforts to educate, promote and provide to those in need in our community, particularly around the holidays," said Scott Somerville, MaplesFS Chief Executive Officer. "We hope that our on-going commitment will assist these and other local organisations in keeping their programmes alive – and help continue to raise awareness of the importance of such initiatives."

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