Walkers raise more than $30,000 for charities

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  • Team effort: Kay-Annie Reid-Young, events manager/team leader - Administration Services, from Argus, with representatives of a selection of the 118 charities that benefited from Argus Walks the Walk 2013.

    Team effort: Kay-Annie Reid-Young, events manager/team leader - Administration Services, from Argus, with representatives of a selection of the 118 charities that benefited from Argus Walks the Walk 2013.


Walkers raised more than $30,000 for charity at a single event last month.

A total of 1,235 people walked five kilometres on behalf of charities representing myriad causes.

The $33,740 raised and the 118 charities that benefitted represented “all-time highs” for the Argus Walks the Walk with the Centre on Philanthropy, now in its fourth year.

Argus CEO Alison Hill said: “Argus Walks the Walk touches charities all over the Island. It is also a great event for mobilising members of the public to give something back to the community and generate positivity in Bermuda.”

Participants chose a specific charity to receive their entry fees, $5 of which was donated to www.volunteer.bm, a website run by the Centre on Philanthropy.

The following charities generated the most support during the February 24 event:

- PALS had 63 walkers

- North Village Community Club had 43 walkers

- Tomorrow’s Voices had 39 walkers

- Bermuda Heart Foundation had 38 walkers

- Bermuda Volleyball Association had 37 walkers

- SCARS - Saving Children and Revealing Secrets had 37 walkers

- Bermuda Cancer & Health Centre had 33

- WindReach Bermuda had 32 walkers

- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Bermuda Alumnae Chapter had 31 walkers

- Bermuda SPCA had 30 walkers

- West Pembroke Primary PTA had 30 walkers

- Warwick Academy Foundation had 28 walkers

Danielle Riviere of The Centre on Philanthropy thanked the walkers and the Argus Group for their support.

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Published Mar 6, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated Mar 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm)

Walkers raise more than $30,000 for charities

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