Third Point Re Donates $20,000 To WindReach

October 12, 2020

WindReach — the non-profit that provides therapeutic and educational programmes to help enrich the quality of life of individuals living with special needs — has received a $20,000 donation from Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.

The organization explained that the financial contribution will directly support the operations of WindReach’s Life Skills and Therapeutic Riding Programmes which impact approximately 140 students on a weekly basis.

Nick Campbell, Third Point Re’s Chief Risk Officer, and a member of the Charitable Donations Committee said, “At Third Point Re, the focus of our charitable giving efforts are access to education, the environment, and mental health, and the therapeutic and educational programmes offered at WindReach touch on all of these areas in a meaningful way.

“We are excited and very proud to partner with an organisation providing such important services to people with disabilities, both visible and invisible, and those living with special needs.”

Third Point Re Donates $20k To WindReach Bermuda Oct 2020

“Earlier this year, Third Point Re shifted the focus of our charitable giving towards meeting the most critical and urgent needs emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic. The conscious decision to provide Covid-19 funding while still maintaining our annual charitable donation budget was an acknowledgment of the important role a functional and appropriately resourced non-profit sector plays in our community.

“We remain committed to doing our part to ensure that the non-profits we support are still going strong when we emerge from this pandemic. All of us at Third Point Re are delighted to support those that continue to benefit from the amazing programmes and services offered at WindReach.”

A Windreach spokesperson said, “The Life Skills Programme is designed for individuals of any age and ability who are able to work at various levels of independence on site at WindReach. This programme is managed by Occupational Therapist, Mrs. Alyssa Frick.

“Mrs. Frick works closely with the participants’ support staff [special education teachers, para-educators, aides, social workers] to ensure that individuals continue to achieve personal goals and develop their unique levels of independence as outlined in their Individual Education Plans [IEP] or Care/Discharge Plans.

“Equally, the Therapeutic Riding Programme has a number of benefits as Mrs. Samantha Hillier, the Equine Services Manager works with participants both on the ground and in the saddle to accomplish their individual goals. The therapeutic benefits include: improved balance, strengthened muscles, improved coordination and motor planning.

“Often times individuals living with special needs experience social awkwardness and lack of socialization opportunities. The programmes at WindReach also have the added benefit of engaging participants in psychosocial skills such as team work, self-discipline and improved self-confidence.”

“This generous donation has been received at a pivotal time for our organization as we have recently re-opened our programmes and are thrilled to welcome back our participants after our temporary closure back in March due to the impact of Covid 19. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. and the many other corporate donors that have helped us to get to this stage,” said Tammalita Joseph, Fund Development Manager of WindReach.

Stewart Ritchie, Chairman of the Board, went on to say: “This donation is a sign of the continued commitment of Bermuda’s international business community to charities which make a significant impact to the lives of people in our community. We are enormously grateful to Third Point Re for their generous donation and support.”

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