Argus Walk the Walk raises over $19,000 for 87 local charities

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

The second annual Argus Walk the Walk charity 5K, raised $19,274 – almost twice the amount raised by the event in its first year – for a wide variety of local charities.

The Argus Group partnered once more with The Centre on Philanthropy for the Argus Walk the Walk, a unique fundraiser that allowed participants to choose the charity they want to support. Over 700 people registered for the walk on Sunday, February 27. The Centre on Philanthropy will be distributing the funds raised to 87 locally registered charities. 

Alison Hill, Chief Executive Officer of the Argus Group; Pamela Barit Nolan, Executive Director from The Centre on Philanthropy; and Jennifer Burland Adams, Development & Engagement Manager of The Centre on Philanthropy; pictured with representatives of some of the 87 local charities supported by Argus Walk the Walk 2011.

 

The top ten charities to receive the most funding support from the event are: P.A.L.S. – $1,671; Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust – $1,070; Answering the Cry of the Poor (ANCOP) – $800; The Sunshine League – $780; Bermuda Institute – $580; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bermuda – $560; The Batwa Seaton Peoples Centre – $545; Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre – $540; Bermuda Diabetes Association – $420; and Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau – $380.

In addition, $5 from each entry fee will go to support The Centre on Philanthropy’s website, www.volunteer.bm, Bermuda’s only volunteer recruitment website.  This interactive website allows nonprofits to advertise their volunteer opportunities to the community and individuals to search for activities that suit their skills, experience and schedule. 

Jennifer Burland Adams, Development & Engagement Manager of The Centre on Philanthropy, says: “The event empowers charities, from the smallest to the more well-known, to encourage their existing network of supporters, and perhaps even new advocates, to walk for them. The increase in participants and the almost doubling of funds raised is a great example of how passionate and committed Bermudians are to their chrarities.  We are grateful to the Argus Group for their continued support.”

Alison Hill, Chief Executive Officer of the Argus Group, says: “We are delighted to partner with The Centre on Philanthropy again this year for the Argus Walk the Walk. From this single event, many charities benefit, representing a wide range of causes. With less public funding available this year for many local charities, there has never been a more important time for Argus to provide support to the community in which it operates.”

A number of prizes were presented to key supporters of the Argus Walk the Walk following the event. Deloitte received the award for the largest corporate team to take part in the event, United Dance Productions scooped the prize for the largest youth team and Mubuhay Walkers for ANCOP was recognised as the team with the most spirit.

The Argus Walk the Walk participants followed a fully marshalled route, which started and finished on Wesley Street because the offices of both the Argus Group and The Centre on Philanthropy, which relocated in 2010, are now situated there side-by-side.

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