Walkers, Markel Teams Make Difference For BNT

October 20, 2022

A Bermuda National Trust [BNT] nature reserve and a museum have benefitted from the time and energy of teams from Walkers Limited and Markel this month.

A spokesperson said, “A team of 45 staff from Walkers [Bermuda] Limited spent a day tree planting, removing trash and clearing pathways at BNT’s Gilbert Nature Reserve in Sandys.”

BNT Volunteer Day Bermuda October 2022 (3)

“We are always delighted to have corporate groups help us to maintain and enhance the nature reserves that we hold in trust for the Bermuda community,” said Myles Darrell, Head of Natural Heritage. “With over 250 acres of open space in the Trust’s care, this support is very important to us.

“During the day we planted more than 100 native and endemic trees, shrubs and ground covers. If you are in the Somerset area, enjoy a walk through the Anita Wingate trail and take in the diversity and splendor of this lovely green space.”

“This was a fantastic day out for the Walkers team and we are proud to support the National Trust in its wonderful work in conserving and enhancing Bermuda’s special natural landscape. The team very much enjoyed spending time outdoors and working together on something tangible that will hopefully be of real benefit to the local community and environment,” said Rachel Nightingale, Walkers Charity Committee Chair.

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The spokesperson said, “Globe Museum in St. George’s received a refresh with the help of a team of eight from Markel Bermuda Limited. They washed woodwork, windows and bricks covered in storm residue and exhaust smoke, planted donated roses, spruced up the museum exhibits, and cleared debris from demolition of false walls in the cellar completed by the BNT Property team.”

BNT Head of Cultural Heritage Dr. Charlotte Andrews said, “These corporate teams provide capacity to help us manage our museums, enhancing the experiences offered to visitors. Companies benefit by furthering their ESG goals and teambuilding, so it is a win-win for all.”

BNT Volunteer Day Bermuda October 2022 (2)

The Trust asked for the Markel team’s input on the evolving vision for Globe and Tucker House museums in St. George’s. “We gather community input whenever possible, and the corporate teams provide access to a cross-section of community perspectives. We also want to ensure our strategies for Trust-managed properties within the World Heritage Site align with the Site’s UNESCO-required management plan and the interpretative plan within that,” said Dr. Andrews.

The spokesperson said, “Companies interested in corporate teambuilding with BNT should contact Head of Development & Engagement Dr. Dorte Horsfield on dhorsfield@bnt.bm or 236-6483.”

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