Aspen donates $20,000 to Back to Business programme
A reinsurance company yesterday donated $20,000 to a community raffle that rewards those who have had the Covid-19 vaccine.
Aspen teamed up with the Bermuda Health Council to offer four $5,000 vouchers through the Back to Business Community Giveaway programme.
The vouchers will go to lucky members of the public and will be used for essential services and travelling.
Christian Dunleavy, the chief executive officer of Aspen Bermuda, said: “Giving back to the community is important during any time, but this time has been especially challenging for so many in Bermuda.
“Communities of Bermuda have been asked to do their part in respect of testing, vaccination and various restrictions.
“We are now working with the Bermuda Health Council to celebrate those past and ongoing efforts in this journey back to a more normal social and economic position.”
The Back to Business programme was launched on Monday to use prizes drawn from a twice-daily raffle to incentivise the public to get the jab.
It was created by the BHeC in collaboration with the Bermuda Hotels Association and will continue until June 8.
Every day one raffle will be drawn for those who got their first jab before Monday, while a second raffle will include those who had their first jab the previous day.
Ricky Brathwaite, the chief executive of the BHeC, said that partnerships such as the one between the organisation and Aspen could “only help to bring our communities close together”.
He added: “Every contribution from our corporate partners help to bring a sense of stability back to our shores.
“We are especially grateful that Aspen’s contribution is geared towards essential services that can go a long way towards providing relief for a household and travel, which every Bermudian can appreciate.”
Dr Brathwaite said: “We ask that everyone continues to do their parts through vaccination, testing and the other prescribed public health measures.”