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End-to-End back in full for 2022 with new title sponsor

End-to-End participants (File photograph)

The End-to-End is back in full for 2022 after the event had to be scaled down for the past two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year’s End-to-End has a new title sponsor after the international insurance and reinsurance firm Convex Group Limited stepped in to support the annual event.

The Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust announced the partnership today, in advance of the 35th anniversary of the island’s top fundraising event.

Anne Mello, chairwoman of the trust, said Convex’s “thoughtful and enthusiastic interest is just what we need for the next three years”.

The Convex End-to-End will start in St George’s on May 7 at 7am for walkers and 9am for cyclists.

The Middle-to-End cycle launches at 8.30am from the Botanical Gardens in Paget, with the Middle-to-End walkers setting off at 10am.

The Fun Walk is to start at 2pm on the Railway Trail at Beacon Hill Road in Sandys.

Participants will cross the finish line in front of the Clocktower Mall in the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Ms Mello said the charity was excited to welcome the return of a full event, complete with a start, a finish and festivities along the route.

“Operating since 1987, ETE has a deep understanding of local concerns and the organisations who work to effect needed change.”

She said the End-to-End passed the $6 million fundraising mark last year for the island’s charities.

“This year, through the vitality of both the Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust and Convex, we hope to attract an even larger number of participants to join us on event day.”

Stephen Catlin, chairman and chief executive of Convex, said the partnership came as “a tremendous privilege”.

He added: “The Convex End-to-End is a great occasion for the whole island to come together and raise essential funds for local charities, and allows us to demonstrate Convex’s enduring commitment to Bermuda, its causes and the wider community.”

The Convex End-to-End will feature a project to enhance the Railway Trail — the third time the trust will have donated to the trail.

Past contributions included a project in which the ETE brought the US-based Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to Bermuda.

The group, which specialises in repurposing old railways as trails, carried out public consultations with the Bermuda Parks Department on possibilities for the evolution of the Railway Trail as a park linking various parts of the island.

The input was incorporated into the Government’s management plans for the trail.

In previous years, the ETE assisted in providing new signs along the trail both for distance markers and points of interest.

The ETE also provided upgraded benches along popular segments of the trail.

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Published February 02, 2022 at 7:56 am (Updated February 02, 2022 at 7:56 am)

End-to-End back in full for 2022 with new title sponsor

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