The Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps was formed in 1980 by Olive Miller and Evelyn Andresen. It was the brainchild of Olive Miller who had seen the Pink Ladies in action in Bermuda and the Bahamas. Evelyn was at that time on a committee organising the setting up of a Home for the Aged, later named The Pines, and saw the need for volunteers to help run it. Thus a meeting was held on 29 September 1980 and the Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps was born.
Until the Pines was opened by the Queen in 1983 the Pink Ladies worked in the George Town Hospital, offering important help in many areas and also The Lighthouse School for children with special needs.
After 40 years the Pink Ladies are still going strong but always looking for new volunteers and new projects.
May 2020 Update
We are deeply saddened by the news that our founder Olive Miller OBE passed away peacefully at The Pines on the afternoon of Tuesday 19th May 2020.
Miss Olive founded the Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps in September 1980 and throughout our forty year history she has been the guiding light and heart and soul of our organisation.
We will miss her sharp mind, quick wit, generous heart, wise counsel and her absolute commitment to and love of the people and community of the Cayman Islands. She never ceased to find ways and means of helping those in need and her contribution to the Cayman Islands is unsurpassed.
In this our 40th year of service, Miss Olive, at the age of 98 years, was once again at the helm of Pink Ladies and prior to her brief illness was planning and looking forward to the celebrations of this milestone in our history.
Our thoughts are with her family and close friends at this sad time. Along with the many, many people she has helped and guided throughout her long life we thank her for all that she has done.
She has been an inspiration to all of us and we will miss her terribly.
Organisations We Support
Pink Ladies is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation with the Cayman Islands Registrar.
Charitable causes the PLVC supports include:
National Council of Volunteer Organisations (NCVO)
Pines Retirement Home
Cayman Islands Cancer Society
Cayman Crisis Centre
Cayman Islands Humane Society
Cayman Islands Public Library Service
Cayman’s Acts of Random Kindness (ARK)
George Town Hospital
Jasmine (formerly Hospice Care)
National Trust and Blue Iguana Recovery Programme
Special Olympics Cayman