Aspen staff roll up sleeves for good causes

  • Shell done: Aspen’s Akira Robinson and Karen Young scrubbing turtles at BAMZ (Photograph supplied)

    Shell done: Aspen’s Akira Robinson and Karen Young scrubbing turtles at BAMZ (Photograph supplied)

  • Generous act: Mark Pickering donates blood at KEMH (Photograph supplied)

    Generous act: Mark Pickering donates blood at KEMH (Photograph supplied)

  • Team effort: The Aspen group at WindReach Recreational Village



(Photograph supplied)

    Team effort: The Aspen group at WindReach Recreational Village (Photograph supplied)


Volunteers from the offices of Aspen Bermuda spent a week giving back to the community with a series of activities.

Aspen staff spent time at WindReach Recreational Village, clearing and cutting back overgrown trees from the trails at the site, and helping organise communal areas ahead of the centre’s summer camp programmes.

Vincent Savery, and underwriting assistant, said: “I’m appreciative of the experience, which really made me pause and give purposeful thought to giving back to those in need.”

Later in the week, an Aspen team gave blood at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Donor Nateisha Smith, from the company’s reinsurance operations team, said: “I’ve been a donor for many years, so when Aspen partnered with the donor clinic, it was an easy choice for me. Knowing that my contribution could literally save a life is deeply meaningful to me — it’s as simple as that.”

The week’s events concluded at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, where volunteers helped scrub turtles and clean their living area. They were hosted by experts from the aquarium who shared their passion for marine life and explained the importance of the work to the Aspen group.

Operations co-ordinator Catrina Sharman said: “Giving back is important to me so when Aspen offers opportunities like these I take full advantage. It gives me a deep sense of reward. It’s always a fantastic experience.”

The company said it encourages employees to give up time to help with local initiatives and in doing so, make a difference to a range of good causes.

Executive assistant Sonia Perez summed up the week, saying: “The events were not only educational and fun, but also challenging and inspirational. I look forward to continuing to plan and participate in future charitable partnerships within the Bermuda community.”

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Published Jul 25, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Jul 25, 2019 at 12:06 am)

Aspen staff roll up sleeves for good causes

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