Great Fun for a Good Cause
The Bermuda End-to-End first started as a get fit challenge between a group of friends … “I’ll bet you can’t walk Bermuda from end to end!” Steadily, more people decided to join the fun and the event was formalised in our charity “fun raiser” which attracts thousands of people every year to walk, ride of swim across Bermuda, while raising money for local charities. In addition, thousands of people line the route of the walk to encourage our participants, creating the social buzz that makes the Bermuda End-to-End so special.
31 Years of Fun Raising
The Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust is a registered charity (#558) whose efforts are coordinated by a volunteer committee. All pledges raised by our participants are distributed amongst that year’s selected charities. Event costs are funded through corporate sponsorship and participants’ entry fees. The XL Catlin End-to-End and its participants have raised more than $5.65 million for local charities since 1988. See our previous charity donations (pdf).
The Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust was one of the first charities to be certified by the Bermuda National Standards Committee in 2011 against international standards for charity good governance. See our audited financial statements.
Our organising board includes: Anne Mello, Chris Burns, Stephen Davidson, Zoe Kempe, Bianca Marshall, Nathan Moore, Kevin Richards, Tammy Richardson, Mandy Shailer, Richard Simon, Alex Wilberz, and Starla Williams.
The End-to-End requires a substantial commitment from our hundreds of volunteers. We thank our “retirees” from previous End-to-Ends:
- Founders & Friends: Jon Borrill, Paul Rowlerson, Clive Cotton, Eugene Carmichael
- Key Supporters and Organisers: Doug Frith, Graham Smith, Steven Dean, Stephanie Kyme, Joan Taplin, Michael Swain, Nick Strong, Karen Adams, Lawrence Bird, Yves Paul, Mike Swain, Susan Verity
- Past Board Members: Angela Adams, Mark Bingham, Ian Boatman, Catherine Booth, Donald Bowman, Mieah DeFontes, Terri Durrant, Valerie Dill, Bob Flath, Lloyd Hackel, Zeudi Hinds, Geneva Humdy-Woodley, Sharon Leman, Karen Madeiros, Karen Nagel, Diane Newman, Denise O’Donoghue, Ralph Richardson, Jennifer Robinson, Maureen Ryan, Ian Birch, Graham Smith, Chase Toogood, Hazel Taylor, Henry Tavares, Karon Wolffe