Catlin End to End seeks 2010 charity applicants

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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The Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust today announces that they are looking for applications from charities wishing to receive funds raised through its 2010 Catlin End-to-End event, which will be held next May 1. The event – Bermuda’s largest charity fund-raiser – puts more than 2,500 participants on the roads, waterways and trails of the island each year to raise money for local charities. And every year, worthy causes are given funds they need to make Bermuda a better place.

“Now in our 23rd year, we are one of the oldest continuously-running charitable events in Bermuda and the one that involves the most people,” says Bermuda End-to-End chair Anne Mello. “This year, we have adopted a new event tagline to reflect how broad our reach is. Our 2010 t-shirts and all event publicity will sport the words ‘people, pledges and possibilities.’ This refers to the dedicated people involved in the event, those who sponsor our event, who volunteer and who collect pledges for their efforts in order to realise the possibilities that local charities can achieve.”

Mrs. Mello adds that new recipients are selected each year to receive funds from the event, and those considered have gone through a formal application process: “We consider every application we receive. However, in the current economic climate, our attention this year will again be focused on charities that are addressing the most pressing needs in the community.”

Registered charities wishing to be considered for funding from the May 1, 2010 event must be non-sectarian and must support local charities doing work in Bermuda. Applications must be received at the End-to-End mailbox by Friday, November 6, 2009.

Application forms can be downloaded below or the End-to-End website (www.bermudaendtoend.bm) under the Charity section.