Work in the community has always been part of the culture of our firm and we are proud of the contributions we make to the communities in which we work.
Maples and Calder Reading Programme
The Maples and Calder reading programme is designed to expose children in the Cayman Islands to reading in a way that will foster their love of reading. The programme provides support and funding to community reading programmes in addition to introducing its own reading initiatives, which we hope will encourage children to become avid readers. With many staff signed-up as volunteers, we contribute by not only funding reading programmes but also providing volunteers to assist with their co-ordination.
The reading programme's first major initiative was a partnership between Maples and Calder and The Cayman Islands Department of Education Services to create Cayman's first ever book award. The Cayman Whistling Duck Book Award (WDBA) is presented annually to three international authors of children's books. The winning authors are selected from three book categories: young readers, juniors and teens.
The Jack & Jill Foundation
In Ireland Maples and Calder supports the Jack & Jill Foundation through staff fundraising and firm donations. The Jack and Jill Foundation provides care and support for children with severe neurological development issues, as well as offering some respite to the parents and families, helping to alleviate some of the difficulties that exist.
The Eslyn Henley Ritchiez Learning Centre
Maples and Calder is the principal sponsor of the Eslyn Henley Ritchiez Learning Centre, which provides teaching for children with special needs in the British Virgin Islands. The school is using funds donated by Maples and Calder to purchase equipment and furniture as well as to contribute towards expenses for day trips, which are a rare luxury for the children of the school.
Hedge Funds Care
Maples and Calder supports the annual gala events hosted by Hedge Funds Care in the UK and the Cayman Islands. The aim of Hedge Funds Care is to prevent and treat child abuse. Our sponsorship has contributed towards donations to several community-based organisations including, among others, the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in the UK.
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