The 5K Walk/10K Run which was held on 16 January to start off the New Year to benefit local charities was the culmination of Cayman National's 35th anniversary celebration.

The funds raised from registrations were to be evenly split equally between the Rotaract Blue Open Arms Programme which supports those with special needs within the community, and the Women of Grace Senior Citizen's programme.

However, in light of the recent disaster which struck Haiti, Cayman National decided to split the proceeds to include the local Red Cross in support of relief efforts for the people of Haiti.

The event which drew over 400 participants was a tremendous success raising almost $8,000 from registration fees. Presentations were made to the three charities each in the amount of CI$2,600.

"We are very grateful for the overwhelming support from the community which in turn has enabled us to make a difference to these worthy causes", said Cayman National's Corporate Communications Senior Executive, Claudia Welds.

"Cayman National's commitment to providing support to the community remains strong and we are excited to announce that we are considering making this an annual event to benefit our community", she added.