The 2019 Feed Our Future Century Ride, supported once again by SMP Partners’ Cayman Islands office, has raised vital funds for the charity.
The fifth annual charity ride took cyclists on a 100 mile route around the island, starting and ending at Ristorante Pappagallo in West Bay. All funds raised have gone directly to Feed Our Future’s meal programme, which provides more than 200 free school meals to children or families in need in our community.
More than 90 participants, some solo and others in teams sharing the mileage, took part in the challenging event. The riders, sponsors and organisers then joined together in Ristorante Pappagallo for a tasty pasta brunch.
SMP Partners’ Cayman Islands office was pleased to once again get involved and show its support to the important cause. Its team was there on the day manning Rum Point, a refreshment stand at the halfway stage.
CEO of SMP Partners of the Caribbean Region, Stephen Turner said: ‘Feed our Future is such an important local charity and we’re delighted to continue our support as it works to eliminate childhood hunger in Cayman. This year’s bike ride was another great community event which brought people from across the island together.
‘We were very impressed with the cyclists as they tackled the 100 mile bike ride and thoroughly enjoyed providing some words of encouragement and well-needed refreshments at the halfway point!’
Stacey VanDevelde from Feed our Future said: ‘Feed our Future exists to fund nutritionally balanced school meals to children in need in Cayman, with the goal of a hunger free future. This year’s Century Ride was another successful event with more than 90 participants and enough funds raised to fund 500 school meals!
‘This would not be possible without the generosity of local firms like SMP. We’re so grateful to all of our partners, sponsors and supporters who all play an integral role in our continued success.’