(CMR) The Northern Caribbean Alumni Association Cayman is set to host its first annual Cayman Islands Good Samaritan Benefit Concert on Saturday (September 26).
The concert, put on by the locally registered non-profit, is aimed at helping families across the Cayman Islands adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Performers at the concert will include well known artistes such as the Williams Quintet, Michele T, J-Prophet, Sebert Bramwell, Quincy Brown, Shantoya Garwood, and the ACKy Folk Choir.
“The Cayman Islands have been very fortunate to have been thus far spared some of the harsher health impacts of the COVID-19 virus; nevertheless, many of our neighbours across the Cayman Islands are struggling through the pandemic’s financial consequences,” said Georgia Isaacs, who is leading arrangements for the benefit concert.
“This concert seeks to remind each of us that ‘CaymanKind’ is about helping our neighbours. It is about lifting each other up in times of hardship,” Isaacs added.
According to Isaacs, the concert provides an opportunity to be a good Samaritan as well as show love, generosity, and spirit of neighbourliness.
Attendees are invited to bring a generous offering in lieu of a door charge and any food items they may wish to contribute.
Donations gathered at the concert will go towards community-wide needs, regardless of affiliations.
Shirlene Henriques, retired Health Services Authority administrator, a former director of Community Services for the Adventist Church also used the occasion to encourage the public to register, particularly if they were in need of assistance.
“Whoever you are, and whatever your concerns, whether for some form of aid, encouragement, or social engagement, let's come together and celebrate, sing, laugh and lift each other up,” said Henriques.
The concert also celebrates the sixth anniversary of the Cayman Chapter of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), which aims is to contribute to the improvement of life in the Cayman Islands while supporting the role of university
As part of the anniversary celebrations, a service will be held on Saturday morning (September 26th) with special guest speaker Dr. Lincoln Edwards, president of NCU, who will deliver his message via Zoom at a service beginning 10:40 am.
The charge-free benefit concert, organised by the Northern Caribbean Alumni Association Cayman Chapter (NCU ACKy), takes place on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 7:30 pm, at Kings Seventh-day Adventist Church, Walkers Road.