Fireminds and Ptix staff unite for charity
A team of volunteers helped spruce up a cottage at an outdoor activity centre for people with special needs.
The 14 staff members from Fireminds, a technology consulting firm, and sister company Premier Tickets took part in a community work day at WindReach.
The volunteers painted the outside of a cottage, which will be used for the charity's adult programme, and helped carry out minor renovations to parts of WindReach's petting zoo.
The four-acre site in Warwick has a multi-purpose activity centre, therapeutic riding centre and a special playground for children with mobility problems.
Chrissie Kempe, the charity's executive director, said: “WindReach, with our annual participation with over 500 Bermudians, are excited to welcome Fireminds and Premier Tickets for their community giving day.
“Celebrating all abilities is very much a community action that fosters inclusion and positively impacts lives.
“We are grateful for Fireminds' and Ptix's community support as WindReach serves to enrich quality of life for individuals living with special needs.”
Over the past five years, the two companies have donated more than $350,000 in charitable donations and time to the Bermuda community.
Premier Tickets also joined forces with Pay It Forward Bermuda and radio station Vibe 103 in the recent Coat and Toy Drive. Michael Branco, the founder of Fireminds and Ptix, said: “Giving back to the community is something that is extremely important to the Fireminds and Ptix families.
“This is particularly meaningful during the holiday season as charities like WindReach benefit from the generosity of others.
“WindReach offers remarkable programmes to support children and adults with disabilities. “This is an incredible cause and something that we are pleased to be involved with.”
Rocio Martinez, the chief operating officer at Fireminds, added: “It's great to have our staff participate in a community give-back day, as it encourages us to bond as a team while completing meaningful projects.”
Natalie Sannemalm, the Ptix general manager, said the company was grateful for the chance to help WindReach, particularly in getting the petting zoo ready.