AXA XL Sponsors Annual End-to-End Event

November 5, 2018

The Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust has announced that AXA XL will be the title sponsor of the 32nd annual event, which is scheduled to take place on May 4, 2019.

A spokesperson said, “Following AXA’s recent acquisition of XL Group Ltd., whose subsidiaries used the brand name XL Catlin, AXA XL has confirmed its commitment to support Bermuda’s largest community fundraising event to be known as the “AXA End to End”. The AXA End-to-End brings together participants, volunteers, sponsors and spectators, numbering over 5,000, stretching across the Island, on land and sea, from St. George’s to Dockyard.”

Anne Mello, Board Chair of the Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust, said, “We are delighted that AXA XL has agreed to continue our long-standing relationship for the 2019 event. Since the 2008 launch of our partnership, our combined efforts have enabled us to distribute over $3 million in 103 grants to Bermuda charities.

Slideshow from this year’s End-to-End event


“The vital support of a title sponsor such as AXA XL enables our board to deliver an event of the highest standard with outstanding results. We appreciate their corporate loyalty and acknowledge Team AXA XL’s contribution beyond the financial support. The staff contributes time and team involvement as participants or volunteering at 2 water stops and a finish finale.

“AXA XL approves of our determination to keep all funds raised from the event in Bermuda. We have distributed over $5.65 million in the past 31 years to the Bermuda charitable community.”

Patrick Tannock, President of AXA XL’s Bermuda-based philanthropic unit, the XL Foundation, said, “It gives us great pride and pleasure to be the title sponsors for more than a decade of this significant charitable event. The fact that this event originated as a challenge among a few friends in our insurance industry who walked from one end of the island to another and has grown to involve and benefit thousands throughout the community speaks to its incredible evolution and importance.

“With the commitment of AXA XL and many other supporters, there’s no doubt that the End-to-End will continue to grow from strength to strength.”

“Mrs. Mello will retire from the Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust Board in 2019 after 29 years of dedication to the charity. Her stalwart leadership has been commended with a Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour. Bermuda’s charities applaud her unwavering attention to their needs.”

Board Vice Chair, Mandy Shailer, said, “Anne’s exemplary leadership as Board Chair of the Bermuda End-to-End Charitable Trust has resulted in a board which works as a well-oiled machine. Each board member knows their individual responsibilities for this charity event. Anne kept us on track towards our singular goal of raising money for local charities. Our board now seeks a new chair to carry that goal forward. We encourage any individuals interested in leading our experienced and dedicated board to contact us.”

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