Great Fun for a Good Cause!
The charities supported by the XL Catlin End-to-End’s 2017 fundraisers and supporters are:
Adult Education School (AES) welcomes students from 16 years up who are seeking their high school equivalency diplomas (GED), as well as students who simply want to learn to read. The school provides the education necessary for a student seeking to earn his or her GED, from simple testing of students that are already well prepared for the GED, to the education of others who need further knowledge and skills before they are ready to take the GED exam. Funding will be used to provide a critical service for young and adult learners who have dropped out of mainstream education and who require alternative education, life coaching and work readiness support.
Age Concern seeks to enhance the quality of life and promote the rights and responsibilities of older adults in Bermuda. Age Concern, with a membership of approximately 3500 persons over the age of 50 years old, provides advocacy, information and support for seniors to age successfully. Successful ageing incorporates the importance of older adults maintaining physical health, financial security, productivity and employment, independence and continued involvement with people and activities that bring meaning and support to their lives.
Raleigh provides young Bermudians aged 17-25 with a structured, yearlong personal development programme using overseas expeditions, local training and ongoing coaching to challenge young Bermudians to harness their full potential and develop skills for life. They recruit young people who may be at risk of not reaching their full potential, at a crossroads, or at a plateau in their lives. Their programme identifies a small group who are looking for something to be different in their lives, and provides them with intensive, long-term individualised support to provide them with the sense of purpose, hope and belonging.
Greenrock encourages and empowers individuals and companies to do their part in making Bermuda socially, economically and environmentally sustainable for future generations. Eco-Schools provides an empowering experience for students as they can directly impact their school, home, and community environments through direct participatory involvement, countering feelings of alienation. Young Reporters teaches students journalistic skills and provides them with opportunities to investigate environmental issues which impact them and propose solutions. This process engages youth with the community and creates opportunities to be active members in community discourse and change.
2017 People’s Choice 30th Anniversary $30,000 award – Participants will choose one of the following at registration:
Bermuda Society for the Blind, BUEI, Duke of Edinburgh, YouthNet