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More than 150 XL Catlin employees have worked on 14 projects across the island as part of the company's Global Day of Giving project.

Their efforts included:

• Casemates Barracks: continuing pre-restoration work on the upper floor of the historic Royal Navy Dockyard Casemates Barracks to turn the area into a major part of the National Museum of Bermuda

• Meals on Wheels: cleaning and painting

• Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre: helping to clear the basement and other rooms and assisting with preparations for the upcoming Relay for Life

• The Reading Clinic: preparing maths kits

• Eliza DoLittle Society: cooking and preparing meals for distribution to those in need

• Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy: planting the garden and constructing raised planting beds for children in wheelchairs

• Matilda Smith Williams Nursing Home: hosting a garden tea party for the senior residents, including playing bingo, serving lunch, dessert and tea along with providing other festive entertainment

• SPCA Bermuda: painting dog kennels

• Trunk Island: painting classrooms, culling invasive plants, chopping branches to make wood chips to spread throughout the trails.

Patrick Tannock, who chairs XL Catlin's Bermuda-based philanthropic unit, the XL Foundation, said: “XL Catlin's Global Day of Giving is more than a day of community service. It's an opportunity for us to collaborate as colleagues on causes that are near and dear to our hearts as well as connect with non-profit organisations that, despite being asked to do more with less, are working tirelessly to address the various needs of our community and make a tangible difference.

“Although the Global Day of Giving is often exhausting because many of the projects are labour intensive, the results of our efforts are always rewarding.”

Feeding the needy: Ardette Hardtman-Gardner prepares apple pie for the Eliza DoLittle Society
Onwards and Upwards: XL Catlin's Kavan Tucker, on stepladder, and Andy Bray, along with other colleagues, spent the day painting the interior of Chewstick
Looking Ahead: XL Catlin's Lucy Monkman, leader of the Global Day of Giving project at Trunk Island, takes a breather as she surveys work still to be done

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Published May 25, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated May 25, 2016 at 6:07 am)

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