AXA XL Staff Hold ‘Global Day of Giving’

May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

AXA XL colleagues around the world, including here in Bermuda, spent Friday, May 10th assisting non-profit organizations in their local communities as part of AXA XL’s Global Day of Giving.

AXA XL’s Gordon Astwood is pictured cleaning the “outbuilding” at Carter House in St. David’s

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Starting in Australia and continuing throughout the day in various countries and time zones, the employees participated in more than 300 diverse projects in approximately 70 locations.

Patrick Tannock, who chairs AXA XL’s Bermuda-based philanthropic unit, the XL Foundation, and participated in the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre project, said: “This is one of the most rewarding days on our calendar at AXA XL.

“We respect the vital role that non-profit organizations have in our local communities and on our Global Day of Giving we have the opportunity to collectively connect with these organizations and show our appreciation by physically addressing some of their most basic needs.”

AXA XL’s Sandy Gaglio organizing books in the library at Victor Scott Primary School

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Here in Bermuda, AXA XL colleagues worked on nearly a dozen projects from the east to the west end of the island. They were:

  • Carter House in St. David’s: Cutting back trees, removing invasive plants, pulling up the weeds in the surrounding area, general landscaping and cleaning up the “outbuilding”.
  • Trunk Island: Planting trees, culling invasive plants, and working on trail maintenance on the island.
  • Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy: Power washing the playground and equipment as well as assisting with the making of teaching aids.
  • Victor Scott Primary School: Sorting books in the school’s library and teachers’ reading resources room.
  • The Reading Clinic: Creating math kits for the tutors and painting the resource room.
  • PALS: Sorting and organizing clothing and shoes at PALS’ thrift shop on Point Finger Road.
  • Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre: Helping with preparations for the upcoming Relay for Life fundraiser [May 17 and 18], which included preparing team packages, counting wrist bands, t-shirts and gift bags for all the registered teams.
  • Meals on Wheels: Cooking, preparing, and packaging meals for seniors in need and cleaning up the Meals on Wheels facility.
  • Eliza DoLittle Society: Organizing the charity’s food bank as well as cleaning and organizing the office.
  • Lorraine Rest Home: Painting, cleaning, gardening as well as entertaining the elderly at the home.
  • National Museum of Bermuda: Continuing pre-restoration work at Casemates Barracks, including clearing away invasive plants and ramparts at the site.

AXA XL employees who spent the Global Day of Giving toiling under the sun at the old Casemates Barracks 

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