Charity effort at Verdmont
Marsh and Guy Carpenter colleagues last week hosted their Annual Community Giving Day, volunteering their time to beautifying the gardens and wooded areas at one of Bermuda’s most beloved historic properties.
Thirty colleagues spent Friday [May 17] doing various gardening and planting tasks at the Bermuda National Trust’s Verdmont house and museum. Built in the early 1700s, Verdmont has remained virtually unchanged structurally for almost 300 years and remains an important part of the Island’s African Diaspora History Trail.
Marsh and Guy Carpenter colleagues cleared invasive plants from pathways and open areas and gave a ‘facelift’ to the garden beds around the Smith’s property. In addition, they donated flowers to the trust, which will be replanted for community enjoyment in years to come.
“Helping to do our part to maintain the beauty of this historic Bermuda home and museum was extremely meaningful to our team,” said Jahan Cedenio, Co-Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at Marsh in Bermuda. “It was a long day as we worked hard to enhance the appearance of the outside space, but it was extremely rewarding to make a positive contribution to a place that has been instrumental in teaching countless resident and tourists about Bermuda’s past.”
Dorcas Roberts, Director of Preservation at Bermuda National Trust, said: “The help of volunteers in maintaining our properties is vital. Not only does it give us much needed hands-on help, it also gives the community a chance to discover our properties and learn about the island’s heritage and insight into its conservation.”
In past years, Marsh and Guy Carpenter have dedicated their Community Giving Day to efforts such as decorating and painting at the Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence and the Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home, as well as sprucing up the Salvation Army’s Emergency Housing Complex on North Street.
• Press release from Marsh and Guy Carpenter