End-to-End provides further boost to charities – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

End-to-End provides further boost to charities

A range of charities are to get a boost from the XL Catlin End-to-End walk this year.

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation, cancer charity Pals, the Bermuda School of Music and Bermuda Diabetes Association will all benefit from the May 5 event.

The Royal Gazette is platinum sponsor.

Anne Mello, chairwoman of the End-to-End Charitable Trust, praised all contributing organisations and individuals.

She said: “Because of their support, we are able to distribute 100 per cent of all participants' entry fees and fundraising efforts to our selected charities.”

The End-to-End has raised more than $5.5 million, given 202 charity grants and involved 45,000 participants in its 31-year history.

Participants and donors are encouraged to Commit to Community by raising funds while having fun.

Diana Martin of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation said: “Community support is essential to the continuation of our important and award-winning sail training programme.

“All funds received will go towards student expeditionary learning voyages on our floating classroom, Spirit of Bermuda.

“Heartfelt thanks go to all involved in the event and to the amazing Bermuda community for helping us continue to Change Lives, One Voyage at a Time, Over Time.”

Colleen English DeGrilla from Pals added: “We continue to treat cancer patients throughout their journey in the home and provide a holistic approach to care. We currently spend over $3,000 a day on patient care and this grant will enable us to further enhance and develop our services.”

Chas Arnold from the Bermuda School of Music said: “It is our mission to deliver the power and benefits of music through instrumental instruction and we are thrilled that we are able to continue doing so with your support.”

Debbie Jones from the Bermuda Diabetes Association added: “Funds from this event will be used to design and build the association's education and teaching kitchen in our new building which will be called the End-to-End Teaching Kitchen.

“Being overweight and obese is the underlying factor for diabetes as well as so many other chronic diseases.

“Teaching people how to cook and eat healthily is key to making the changes necessary to turn the diabetes epidemic around. We would like to thank everyone on the End-to-End committee for choosing us as one of the charities.”

The End-to-End will also offer participants the chance to vote for one additional charity to receive a grant of $30,000.

The nominees are ABC Football Foundation, Bermuda Red Cross, Family Centre, and WindReach.

XL Catlin End-to-End event organisers and supporters at a kick-off reception at Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club (Photograph supplied)

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published March 02, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated March 02, 2018 at 9:06 am)

End-to-End provides further boost to charities

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon