(CMR) In an unprecedented display of community spirit, the Lighthouse School Charity Brunch, held at Mykonos Cayman on Saturday, 4 November, surpassed all expectations, raising an astounding KYD$500,000 to benefit children with special needs.
Lighthouse School, the sole institution in the Cayman Islands dedicated to supporting these exceptional children, has been profoundly impacted by the overwhelming generosity of the community.
The charity brunch, meticulously organized by Taylor More, a dedicated board member of Lighthouse School, and Cassandra Lacelle, the founder of Electric Media Group, witnessed an outpouring of support from sponsors, with MUFG Investor Services leading the charge. Mykonos Cayman, Pure Air, Crafted Africa, and numerous community businesses also contributed generously, underscoring the unity and commitment of the Cayman Islands community.
Organizers said the event, attended by compassionate individuals from all walks of life, generated approximately KYD$500,000 in funds, with additional donations continuing to pour in.
This remarkable sum will facilitate the acquisition of specialized equipment, including wheelchair-accessible desks and hydraulic lifts, the development and installation of a sensory room, the renovation of a staff lounge, the purchase of communication systems for non-verbal students, the acquisition of playground equipment, and provision of support for physical therapy sessions and other vital assistance for students and their families.
Daniel Reid, Board President of Lighthouse School, expressed gratitude for the support received. He said:
“I am overwhelmed by the incredible response from our community. The outpouring of support has exceeded our expectations, and the funds raised will directly transform the lives of the children at Lighthouse School. This event has shown that when we come together with a shared purpose, we can achieve truly remarkable things.”
Organizers of the fundraiser said its success transcends mere numbers as it is a testament to the incredible generosity and compassion of the Cayman Islands community. The impact of this event will resonate far beyond its immediate effects, creating a lasting legacy for the school and the children it serves.
As the community celebrates this monumental success, the organizers extend their gratitude to everyone who contributed, emphasizing that the positive impact on Lighthouse School will continue to unfold in the coming months.
The Lighthouse Charity Brunch has already secured a date for next year to be lavishly hosted again at Mykonos Cayman on Saturday, 2nd November, so mark your calendars!