Allied World Holds Family Community Day

June 10, 2014

Volunteering met family fun at the National Sports Centre on Sunday, June 8, from 12.00pm to 4.00pm for the Allied World Family Community Day, presented by The Centre on Philanthropy. In spite of a questionable forecast, more than 200 families braved the weather and enjoyed the fun-filled afternoon of giving to the community and enjoying games, food, entertainment, and activities.

A spokesperson said, “The event is all about bringing families and charities together for a day of giving back. The families learned together the joy of giving back, saw The Centre on Philanthropy’s staff and volunteer team in full action, discovered the many services our non-profits provide in the community, and also learned about future volunteering opportunities through them.”


Jennifer Pitcher, The Centre on Philanthropy’s Volunteer Coordinator, said, “Families were able to sign-up for the event on, Bermuda’s only online matching system that pairs volunteers with non-profits. Volunteers can look for non-profits within the areas of their expertise or interest. We encourage volunteers of all ages and skill levels to join – there’s always an opportunity to help.”

“Although The Centre on Philanthropy has held the Family Community Day for the last two years, this, their third year, was even better because of the sponsorship of Allied World.”


Elaine Williams, Executive Director of The Centre on Philanthropy, added, “The very generous sponsorship by Allied World, our title sponsor, enabled us to present an even bigger and better event for families and our non-profits. It is so important to teach our children about volunteering and giving from a young age; they are our volunteers and philanthropists of the future. We are extremely pleased to have Allied World join us in this shared vision for the future of community service in Bermuda.”

Nikita Robinson from HOTT 107.5’s Ladies Room was MC for the day and was joined by her eldest son, Ajani. “Family and volunteering are two of my passions,” she said. “I’m just so excited to be here and take part.”


“25 non-profit organisations participated in the afternoon of activity and fun, with 10 providing projects for the family volunteers. Projects included artistically hand painting bins with KBB, making homemade cat toys with the Bermuda SPCA, interacting with seniors from Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence, painting beautiful ceramic tiles with Phenomenal People, and wrapping food collection boxes with The Eliza Dolittle Society for their upcoming ‘Make Hunger History’ campaign.

“Fun Castles, Face Painting, TROIKA, DJ SiiD James, Zumba with Jen Ward, Gina Spence Productions, Jump 2 Be Fit, food, lots of prizes and, of course. the Gombeys rounded out the day, which promises to stay on The Centre on Philanthropy’s annual calendar for next year.”


Kirsten Beasley, Chief Operations Officer, Allied World Bermuda, said, “Allied World continues to take an active interest in the community where our employees live and work. With operations on the island since 2001, we have always made it a priority to support local charities and will continue to do so.

“The Centre on Philanthropy is a wonderful organization that provides critical support for charitable organizations in Bermuda, and encourages activism and volunteerism. We were proud to partner with them for their Family Community Day; it was a wonderful event.”

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