Rubis to mark ten years with charity drive
The 2017 edition of the Rubis Energy Bermuda calendar is shaping up to be something extra special as the company celebrates its first ten years on the island.
Each year around 15,000 of the calendars are distributed at Rubis service stations across the island.
As part of this year's celebrations to mark the anniversary of Rubis coming to Bermuda and buying Shell's Bermuda operations in 2006, the company asked its staff, dealers and newly-acquired Bermuda Gas workers to list their top five choices for charities they would like to support.
From the suggestions a list of 24 charities was identified to take part in a competition and promotion.
Each of the organisations has been asked to submit photographs to demonstrate how Rubis gets the “charity going”.
Twelve of the charities will win the opportunity to be one of the monthly images featured on next year's calendar. Also, during September and October this year, Rubis will donate five cents for every gallon sold at its service stations during a six-week period. This money will be distributed to the charities.
The public will have the opportunity to go online and vote for the charity they most support, and based on the voting each charity will be given a corresponding percentage of the overall kitty. However, all 12 charities will be given a minimum of $1,000.
The other 12 charities will be designated a tag day across the Rubis service station network during 2017, giving them an opportunity to raise donations for their cause.
Graham Redford, managing director of Rubis Energy Bermuda, said that assisting local charities was a natural progression for the company as a way to show support to the community.