News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The AXA End-to-End, Bermuda’s biggest fundraising community event for charities, will take place on October 24 after being postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19.
However, because of Covid-19 requirements there are no official start and finish times or locations. Walk or cycle participants can choose a start point anywhere along the route that is convenient. The event will take place from 7am to 1pm and there will be water stops along the way.
Chair of the AXA End-to-End Board, Anne Mello said: “In spite of the changes, the community spirit and energy that surrounds the event will still be present and we urge everyone to come out and join in the fun and help raise much needed funds for our selected Bermuda charities “
“I want to say a special thank you to our Title sponsor AXA XL and our Platinum Sponsors Butterfield Bank and Deloitte whose support is especially important to us during throughout these uncertain times.”
She added: “In working with the Ministry of National Security and obtaining their advice, we have tailored our event this year to ensure it can proceed without the need for an exemption.
“If you are taking part, I would urge you not to congregate in large groups, practice physical distancing and wear masks, all of which are part of the Covid-19 regulations.”
The $13,000 school prize which has been made possible by increased sponsorship from Deloitte will still be available to the school that raises the most money.
Communications & Marketing Director at AXA XL in Bermuda, Carol Parker Trott said: “We are pleased that the End-to-End is going ahead and that we are able to continue to support it. We at AXA XL, like many in Bermuda, always look forward to this event and this year more than ever we recognize its importance, particularly for the beneficiary charities and the critical needs that they address in our community.”
On-line Registration is now live and people wanting to take part can go to the AXA End-to-End website, www.bermudaendtoend.bm to register.
On October 21st, 22nd and 23rd participants can come anytime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to the event office in the Jack King building, in the Botanical Gardens, for a drive through collection of all the items included in the entry package including event number t-shirt, back pack, water bottle, participant medallion, AXA XL flip flops and other goodie bag items.
The four charities being supported this year are the Bermuda Zoological Society, Vision Bermuda, the Garden Club of Bermuda and The Family Centre.
The Garden Club of Bermuda will use funding from the AXA End-to-End for its Skills Development Programme, which helps young Bermudians interested in horticulture.
The BZS will use the funds for its schools programme. Vision Bermuda will use the funds to advance its efforts to help those who are blind or have a vision impairment. The Family Centre will use the donation to help strengthen families through improved family communication and to teach problem-solving skills to create better home environments.