Blue Iguana Recovery Program

Pennies for Change

Jun 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Blues in the Local Press

Pennies for Change

Students and teachers from Grace Christian Academy in West Bay pictured with King
Blue (the Blue Iguana mascot) and the money collected for the Blue Iguana
Programme at their recent Pennies for Change activity.

As part of its annual Pennies for Change fundraiser, the Grace Christian Academy raked in over $600 for the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme.

The aid effort follows an outpouring of grief in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere in the aftermath of seven murdered Blue Iguanas at the Queen Elizabeth Botanic Park in the Frank Sound area of Grand Cayman in May.

The school generously donated the money raised by students from Mrs Upperton's Pre-Kindergarten and Mrs Whorms' Kindergarten classes.

'My kids love the blue iguanas and it seems so important to this generation to protect them. They were so pleased that the money was going to the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme,' Mrs Whorms said.

The National Trust, who runs the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, said it is very grateful to Grace Christian Academy for the donation.

Fred Burton, Director of the Blue Iguana Programme, said:

'Grace Christian’s Pennies for Change speaks as loudly as the larger corporate donations, when it comes to letting Cayman and the world know how precious to us all, is our unique natural heritage. It gives me hope for the future of the Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas that people of all ages have reached out to help in every way they can, over this past month.'

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