Fuelling for a Cause with Rubis
A fuel company launched its annual charity fundraising campaign yesterday.
Rubis got under way with its Fuelling for a Cause charity drive for the third year in a row.
Graham Redford, Rubis managing director, said: “As part of Rubis's tenth anniversary of operations in Bermuda in 2016, we decided to expand our normal charitable giving by developing a competition that financially benefited local charities and promoted the services that each provides.
“We are delighted to report that in the past two years, this initiative has provided more than 36 charities with more than $50,000.
“In 2018, we are hopeful that, with the motoring public's support and the support from these amazing charities, we will be able to donate even more.”
The charity drive will be used to support 12 charities in line with the theme of this year's event — the protection of health and the environment.
Mr Redford said that the two objectives were the most important operating standards for the firm.
Rubis will donate five cents on every gallon of fuel sold at its island-wide network of service stations from now until December 12.
Jermaine Simons, the firm's sales manager, said: “The process is simple. Fuel up, then visit our Facebook page and vote for your favourite charity by clicking the ‘Like' icon.
“A photo album has been created on the Rubis Facebook page containing all 12 of the 2019 Rubis calendar headline photos and we encourage the general public to vote for their favourite charity by clicking the ‘like' icon.
“The total donated will be prorated among the 12 charities based upon the amount of likes that are captured for each image.”
Rubis Rewards members will also have the opportunity to win free fuel and to donate funds to a chosen charity through a Facebook competition.
The 12 charities are Action on Alzheimer's and Dementia, Bermuda Organ Donor Association, Bermuda Sloop Foundation, Centre against Abuse, Hamilton Lions Club, Tomorrow's Voices, Open Airways, Summerhaven, Westmeath, Family Centre, St John Ambulance and Pals.
Each of the 12 charities will have a tag day in the Rubis network next year.
Mr Redford added: “As a company, Rubis is committed to Bermuda and we recognise our responsibility to help the local community.
“So for us, being able to create real working partnerships with multiple charities is a natural fit.”
• For more information, visit rubis-bermuda.com