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Rubis calendar to raise funds for charities

The Rubis Calendar for 2021 (Photograph supplied)

A calendar offered by an energy company will raise money for charities this year, the firm announced.

Rubis gas station customers will pay for the 2021 wall hanging, which was free in earlier years.

The calendar will be sold for $5 and proceeds will be split between nine charities.

Jermaine Simons, the Rubis sales manager, said that this year’s project was a break from their annual scheme to help charities that had been “hit hard by 2020” and comfort those “who may face uncertain times in 2021”.

He added: “Whilst this is a departure from the historical norm of the calendar being free, we are confident that the public will see that the minimal investment of the $5 purchase price will help not only those organisations that improve the welfare of our community, but provide themselves with the opportunity to lock in future fuel savings throughout 2021.

“We hope this example of community give back will offset any disappointment one may have with the calendar’s price point.”

Mr Simons said that “traditions” would be the theme for the 2021 calendar and it will reflect common Bermudian customs associated with each month.

He added that the theme was relevant because of how the Covid-19 pandemic had challenged many social norms.

Mr Simons said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on the way of life in Bermuda. Its arrival has meant a change to the way we used to do things.

“To adjust to this ‘new normal’, residents have had to either engage new methods of practising traditions or foregoing them completely.”

The proceeds collected from calendar sales will go to the following charities:

•Bermuda Bicycle Association

•Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

•Bermuda Zoological Society

•Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda

•Friends of Hospice

•Open Airways


•Packwood Home

•Saving Children And Revealing Secrets

The calendar is expected to be on sale at service stations by December 7.

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Published November 10, 2020 at 5:56 pm (Updated November 11, 2020 at 6:47 pm)

Rubis calendar to raise funds for charities

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