Akira Robinson and Karen Young, Aspen
Volunteers from Aspen's Bermuda office have spent a week have spent a week donating their time in a series of community projects and charitable events.
At the WindReach Recreational Village Aspen employees cleared and cut back overgrown trees from the trails at the site, as well as helping organise communal areas ahead of the centre’s summer camp programs.
A team also spent time giving blood at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, while at the Bermuda Aquarium volunteers helped scrub turtles and clean their living area.
Aspen encourages employees to give up time to help with local initiatives, making a difference to a range of good causes, while the employees who took part said it had been a rewarding experience.
Nateisha Smith, part of Aspen's reinsurance operations team who gave blood, said: “I've been a donor for many years, so when Aspen partnered with the donor clinic, it was an easy choice for me. Knowing that my contribution could literally save a life is deeply meaningful to me.”
Operations coordinator Catrina Sharman said: “Giving back is important to me so when Aspen offers opportunities like these I take full advantage. It gives me a deep sense of reward. It’s always a fantastic experience.”
Sonia Perez, an executive assistant, said the events had been educational and fun, but also challenging and inspirational. “I look forward to continuing to plan and participate in future charitable partnerships within the Bermuda community,” she said.
Aspen, WindReach Recreational Village, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Bermuda Aquarium, Nateisha Smith, Catrina Sharman, Sonia Perez