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Clarien donates $10,000 to Flora Fund to help athletes

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Dame Flora Duffy celebrates her gold medal victory in the women's individual triathlon in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Photograph by David Goldman/AP)

A charity that supports athletes has been given a $10,000 boost before Sunday’s World Triathlon Champion Series race in Bermuda.

Clarien Bank made the donation to the the Flora Fund, which was launched by Olympic gold medal triathlete Dame Flora Duffy.

Dame Flora, who is competing in Sunday’s race, said: “Clarien has been a constant support to the Flora Fund, just as they have been to triathlon, ever since my junior days — which honestly feels like a long, long time ago now.

Going for gold: Dame Flora Duffy with Clarien Iron Kids participants (Photograph supplied)

“This Clarien Bank donation will go a long way in ensuring we can continue to support applicants into 2023.”

Since its launch in 2018, the Flora Fund has awarded more than $55,000 in grants to young, aspiring sports talent in the fields of football, gymnastics, triathlon, swimming, track and field, motor sports and tennis.

Money raised by the charity goes towards sponsorship for equipment, training, fees, event registration and coaching.

Michael DeCouto, Clarien’s chief digital and marketing officer, said: “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Flora Duffy and her athletic support charity.

“This $10,000 gift counts as Clarien’s fourth donation to this incredible cause and we are excited to see how these funds will help to nurture and strengthen Bermuda’s next generation of rising sports stars.

“In addition, Clarien has once again signed up to be the VIP sponsor for the World Triathlon Champion Series, which Flora, along with scores of other top athletes from around the world, will take part in this weekend.

“We wish all the athletes the best of luck and look forward to being able stand on the sidelines and cheer for Flora, our hometown hero.”

Accepting the donation, Dame Flora posed with this year’s Clarien Iron Kids participants, an annual triathlon race organised by the Bermuda Triathlon Association, for children between the ages of 7 and 15.

Contributions to the Flora Fund can be made online by visiting www.theflorafund.com and clicking on the ‘Donate’ tab. For more information click here or e-mail info@bcf.bm.

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Published November 05, 2022 at 8:24 am (Updated November 05, 2022 at 8:24 am)

Clarien donates $10,000 to Flora Fund to help athletes

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