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Argus Group gives $10,000 to charities

The Argus Group has donated a total of $10,000 to the Bermuda Heart Foundation and the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation.

Both charities received $5,000 after donations from over 700 people who took part in company's Cup Match Pre-Game Face-Off — a fun set of games and drills to promote Cup Match team spirit.

Lauren Bell, executive vice-president of Life & Pensions at Argus, said: “The Argus Cup Match Pre-Game Face-Off represents everything that Argus is about. It encouraged people to get active in the community, helped to get people in the Cup Match spirit and supported two important charities.

“Cup Match is a great time to reflect on those organisations that do so much to improve the physical and mental health of our community and we applaud their service to Bermuda.”

The Bermuda Heart Foundation is a charity that advocates better heart health and seeks to decrease the number of heart-related deaths on the island.

“Argus has been a loyal supporter of us for many years and we are grateful for this donation,” said Sionna Barton, the foundations' marketing and development manager. “Argus's Cup Match Pre-Game Face-Off was a big success from our perspective in that it got people moving. Activities included jump roping, jumping jacks, push-ups, which are all great heart-health activities. We are advocates for exercise and living a healthy, active life and we're able to go out in the community and run our programmes in part due to the generous support from Argus.”

Bermuda Mental Health Foundation promotes the preservation of mental health services in Bermuda and provides resources that assist in relieving and rehabilitating persons suffering from mental disorders. Jodi Lewis, Board Director of the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation, added: “I would like to thank Argus for its continued support of the foundation. Argus knows that wellness goes beyond physical health and includes mental wellbeing. With their help, we are able to continue the work we do in the community to ensure that those who need resources have access to the housing and the assistance that they need.”

For more information about Bermuda Heart Foundation, visit www.mybermudaheart.bm. To learn more about Bermuda Mental Health Foundation, visit http://bmhf.bm/. The Argus Cup Match Pre-Game Face-Off is part of Thrive, the company's initiative to create a healthier Bermuda.

Lauren Bell, executive vice-president of Life & Pensions at Argus (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published August 09, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 09, 2016 at 7:55 am)

Argus Group gives $10,000 to charities

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