‘Walks The Walk’ Raises $34,438 For Charities

March 5, 2015

The Argus Group and The Centre on Philanthropy today [Mar 5] announce the results of the 6th annual Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy 5K that took place on Sunday, February 22.

A total of 1,094 people participated in the event raising $34,438 for local charities, the highest amount of money raised in the event’s history. The fundraiser is unique in that participants choose their favourite charity to receive a portion of the entry fee, and this year, a record-breaking 125 local charities benefited from the event.

The ten non-profit organisations generating the most support were: SCARS, Bermuda Gymnastics Association, Bermuda Volleyball Association, Answering the Cry of the Poor, The Chewstick Foundation, Bermuda Zoological Society, The Scout Association, CedarBridge Academy PTSA, P.A.L.S. and Bermuda Sharks Swim Club.

Representatives from the charities and non-profit organisations that benefited from the event

Walk the Walk Group Photo 2015

Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy took place over a fully marshalled 5K route, which started and finished on Wesley Street, home to both the Argus Group and The Centre on Philanthropy. Five dollars from each $25 entry fee went to support www.volunteer.bm, The Centre on Philanthropy’s online resource for volunteering.

Elaine Butterfield, Executive Director of The Centre on Philanthropy, says: “We are delighted that the walk raised such a significant amount of money that will benefit 125 non-profits.

“The volunteers and non-profits give their time and effort tirelessly to help a wide array of causes on the Island, during times when there is an increased demand for service and increased difficulty raising the funds to provide these vital services. We would like to thank the Argus Group for partnering with us to raise awareness and funds for such an important sector of the community.”

Slideshow of this year’s event:


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Alison Hill, Chief Executive Officer of the Argus Group, comments: “We are pleased that so many charities benefited from this fundraising event.

“We particularly commend the teams who walked together in the spirit of comradery and the creativity of those who walked in costumes to raise money for their favourite charity. Walking has so many health benefits – as our Thrive programme attests – and we were happy to see so many people having fun and getting some exercise on a Sunday morning.”

A spokesperson said, “Congratulations to the largest corporate, youth and non-profit teams, ACE Group, CedarBridge Band-a-maniacs and Bermuda Gymnastics Association, respectively, as well as to the team with the best cheer, best coordinated outfits and the best choreography, a tie between Chewstick and North Village Community Club, SCARS and BePro, respectively.

“A special thank you to the three judges for the Most Spirit competition: Deputy Governor Ginny Ferson, Senator Lynne Woolridge and Bruce Barritt.”

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  1. Longtaill says:

    Lets say Bermuda has 40,000 full time workers. What if we made it by law that $1.00 was deducted from everybody’s weekly pay cheque. That means we can have just over $2,000,000 a year to help people and our communities. At the end of the day its only $1 a week.

    • Longtaill says:

      come on all that money we can build so many things, public pools, improved parks , ferris wheel on a hill… and everybodys got a full belly

      you give and you receive

      • Longtaill says:

        ok its Bermy guess you dont need a public pool

  2. Well Done says:

    Very well done everyone