Zurich Bermuda Hosts Island-Wide Seniors Tea

March 19, 2019

For a decade Zurich Bermuda has sponsored island-wide social tea events for Bermuda’s seniors. With financial support and staff volunteers, over 1,600 tasty meals have been served to seniors during Heritage Month.

The director at Bermuda Senior Islanders’ Centre, Fredrick Hassell said, “Fifteen senior groups spread across the island that comprises the Island Wide Social Committee wishes to thank Zurich, Bermuda for sponsoring their May social.

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“The IWSC which organises social rallies for seniors for over three-decades is thrilled with the news that their coordinator, the Bermuda Senior Islander Centre received a charitable donation from Zurich.

“The Centre was a beneficiary of Z Zurich Foundation’s hours matching programme when the Zurich Bermuda office received a payout for their staff 2018 volunteerism. We work well with Zurich, Bermuda, and we’re naturally delighted that they selected us for a donation of $2,500.00.

“For a decade Zurich Bermuda has sponsored fabulous island-wide teas with appetizing refreshments and door prizes. We estimate that over ten years, dedicated Zurich staff have served over 1,600 tasty meals to seniors during Heritage Month.”

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Melissa Logie of Zurich said: “Zurich volunteers from around the world volunteered a staggering 121,290 business hours in 2018 to improve the communities in which they live and work, and the Zurich Bermuda volunteer rate for 2018 was close to 90%.

“As you know, a large number of our Bermuda staff come out to support the Senior Islanders’ Centre at the teas that we host. Our staff thoroughly enjoy this event and look forward to it every year.”

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Mr. Hassell said, “Members of the Island Wide Social Committee include, Marva Bridgewater, Joy Club, St.George’s, Sylvia Lightbourne, Golden Hour Club, Paget, Hattieann Gilbert, Young at Hearts, Somerset, Melba Wilson, Hamilton Happy Seniors, Hamilton, Dorothy Tucker, Senior Circle, Devonshire, Norma Showers, Each One Teach One, Warwick, Helen Mateen, Special People’s Club, Warwick, Beryl Broadley Seasoned Seniors, St. George’s, Bette Richardson, Mount Zion, Southampton, Myra Bristol, 50 Plus Social Club, Somerset, Wayne Furbert, RAA Activity Club, St. George’s, Joan Robinson, Sunshine Senior Citizens, Southampton, Geraldine Waldron, Crown of Glory, Somerset, Grenell Stocks, Golden Elite Club, Somerset, Colin Simmons, BIU Club, Pembroke, Frederick Ming, MBE, Hamilton Parish and Mary Smith, Island Wide Social Committte, St. David’s and Frederick Ming, MBE, Hamilton Parish.”

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