End-to-End back with a buzz as electric car set to lead the way
The Convex End-to-End celebrated a return to normality at its launch for this year’s event last night.
Organisers gathered with sponsors at the Hamilton Princess Hotel to announce the 35th Annual Convex End-to-End would be held on May 7 after the event was blighted by two years of Covid-19 restrictions.
Mandy Shailer, the End-to-End safety officer, added that favourites such as cycling, paddleboarding and the Fun Walk would return.
She said: “We are good to go.”
Ms Shailer added an electric vehicle to lead the way when participants set off at 7am from St George would be a new feature this year.
Ashley Stockwell, the chief marketing officer of Convex Insurance, said the firm’s inaugural sponsorship of the massive charity event was “a marriage made in heaven”.
The three charities that will benefit from fundraising from the event are the Inter Agency Committee for Children, Families and the Community, Transitional Community Services and the Bermuda National Trust.
Weldon Wade, a new member of the End-to-End board, said they were“very influential and very needed charities”.
Anne Mello, chairwoman of the End-to-End Charitable Trust, said the IAC had taken the place of the Centre on Philanthropy, which closed at the end of 2019, as the umbrella body for Bermuda’s charity sector.
Transitional Community Services is dedicated to the welfare of men aged 18 to 34.
The BNT, which looks after reserves next to the Railway Trail, which is used used for the End-to-End, will highlight its properties along the route to the West End.
Charles Jeffers II, the chief executive of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, welcomed the End-to-End’s “return to full fledged glory”.
Mr Jeffers said: “I want more visitors to experience this. I tell people all the time, when you come to Bermuda you need to experience Bermuda from the water and by walking – you see a completely different Bermuda.”