Montpelier Re Staff & Students Clean Up Beach

September 21, 2013

Employees from Montpelier Re spent Friday afternoon [Sept 20] cleaning-up Shelly Bay Beach during the Company’s second annual “Global Day of Giving” event.

Montpelier chose to clean-up the beach for the second year running to support Keep Bermuda Beautiful’s [KBB] Annual Marine Cleanup which takes place this weekend. Francis Patton’s P6 students from Mrs. Paynter’s class worked alongside the employees as part of their school’s commitment to take care of Shelly Bay Beach and the surrounding area through KBB’s “Adopt-A-Spot” program.

Chris Harris, President and CEO of Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd., said: “It was a pleasure for our employees to work alongside the children from Francis Patton today and to help support the cleanup of Bermuda’s marine environment during our volunteer day.”


Anne Hyde, Executive Director of Keep Bermuda Beautiful said, “We are delighted that Montpelier Reinsurance have chosen a KBB project as part of their annual ‘Global Day of Giving’ event. It makes it even more enjoyable to partner a school to make a positive impression on the students about how the grown-ups in our community are being good citizens. Bermuda is faced with growing problems of litter in our parks and ocean debris washing up on our beaches. Montpelier Re staff members are setting an excellent example that it is everyone’s responsibility to help eliminate litter and protect Bermuda’s beautiful and fragile environment.”


Montpelier’s event precedes KBB’s Annual Marine Clean-up which is organized annually in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean-Up. Approximately, 400+ people are expected to pick up litter in 30 locations around the island on Saturday, September 21. Data on the litter collected in Bermuda and around the world will be analyzed to help develop global solutions for pollution problems associated with coastal and water-borne debris.

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