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Two charities have benefited from donations by local company Marsh and Guy Carpenter.

The Scout Association of Bermuda and Teen Haven each were given $2,000.

The Scout Association will use the money to create new Scout packs, which includes the purchase of books, badges, and camping equipment. There are currently 125 Scouts (aged 11 to 14 years), Cubs (aged 8 to 11 years) and Explorers (aged 15 to 18 years) in Bermuda.

“I would like to thank Marsh and Guy Carpenter for their support of the Scout Association of Bermuda,” said Geoffrey Rothwell, Chief Commissioner, Scout Association of Bermuda.

“Two company employees, Nic Plianthos and Tim Smith, are valuable volunteers to the Scouts in Bermuda. Nic serves as our treasurer and Tim heads the 19th Bermuda Cup Scout troop. We are grateful to them and to the companies for their help in growing our presence on the island this year to involve more young people.”

Teen Haven provides counselling and a residential treatment programme for pregnant teens/teen mothers and at-risk women between the ages 16-25 years.

The Marsh and Guy Carpenter donation will specifically help to support the charity's outreach programme in public schools and residential programme that teaches life skills.

“On behalf of all the women we serve, I would like to thank Marsh and Guy Carpenter for their donation to Teen Haven,” said Director Michelle Waden. “Thanks to the generosity of companies like Marsh and Guy Carpenter, our mission has grown over the years from assisting young pregnant women to including at-risk women in need of counselling, life skills, and educational and vocational training.”

Jill Husbands, Country Corporate Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Bermuda and chairman of MMC's Bermuda Corporate Social Responsibility Committee said: “The Scout Association of Bermuda and Teen Haven are two valuable organisations that provide positive services to children and young people in our community.”

“We are particularly proud of the hard work that Nic and Tim do in their capacity as volunteers for the Scouts. In addition to financial support of local charities, at Marsh and Guy Carpenter we always try to encourage our employees to give back to our community as well. Whether it's offering a talent or volunteering their time, every little bit helps.”

For more information about the Scout Association of Bermuda, call 505-1948. To start a new pack, a minimum of two parents and two children are needed. To learn more about Teen Haven, visit www.teenservices.info or call 292-4598.

Generous donations: Geoffrey Rothwell, Chief Commissioner of the Scout Association of Bermuda, centre, receives a cheque for $2,00 from Marsh's Jahan Cedenio,right, and Laura Norman.
Cash injection: Marsh's Jahan Cedenio, left, and Marsh's Laura Norman, right, presents a cheque for $2,000 to Teen Haven's Director Michelle Wade
Much-needed gift: from left to right, Marsh's Jahan Cedenio, Michelle Wade, Director, Teen Haven, Geoffrey Rothwell, Chief Commissioner of the Scout Association of Bermuda and Marsh's Laura Norman

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Published November 14, 2016 at 11:08 am (Updated November 15, 2016 at 12:34 am)

Scouts, Teen Haven receive cash donations

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