2nd Annual Kayaking for Kids Fundraising Event
10 kayakers, 9 of which work in the insurance/reinsurance industry paddled the circumference of Bermuda over the weekend of September 30th and 1st of October. They were greeted with ideal weather conditions on both days with low wind and flat surf on both South and North shores of Bermuda. They departed at sunrise on Saturday morning from Somerset Long Bay with sunny conditions and light wind throughout the day. The Group pulled into Clearwater Beach approximately 3:30 PM. They then departed Clearwater Beach at sunrise on Sunday with calm seas once they rounded the corner at Fort St. Catherine but encountered some rain mid-day. Finishing up at Somerset Long Bay beach at approximately 1:30 PM on Sunday. The distance covered over the two days was roughly 40 miles.
The participants commented they enjoyed the scenery of the beautiful island. With one surprise that they saw butterflies out at sea on both days; in some cases a mile or so out.
The Kayakers wish to personally thank all who supported them financially and provided the encouragment to complete the kayak around the island for a very worthy cause. Donations are still coming in with expectations that we reached our goal which was to exceed last year’s total of $36,000.
Debi Ray-Rivers, Executive Director of SCARS stated:
“SCARS truly appreciates all the hard work, valuable time, and the campaigning for donations that the participants put towards our cause. SCARS’ vision is to have a community without child sexual abuse and we are doing everything we can to end the shame and pain associated with this issue. It is through the generous financial support from the kayakers; their friends, families and colleagues; corporations; and the community that we can continue to make great strides in educating adults in sexual abuse prevention and ultimately preserve the innocence of children. Thank you ever so much!”
Note: the kayakers from left to right: Mike Krefta, Simon Kimberley, Alex Winfield, Simon Arnott, Jerry Rivers, Erik Soria, Chris Conway, Matt Pifer, Bror Muller, and David Stubbs. Captain Bertil Olsson and his support boat in the background. Missing from the picture are Captain Nigel Clark and first mate Sue Clark on their support boat.
Please click on the 'Donate' or 'SCARS' tab at top to assist in protecting children from sexual abuse in Bermuda.
SCARS would like to thank our Kayaking for Kids Corporate Sponsors:
Willis Towers Watson – Willis Re
Rum Bum Beach Bar at Horseshoe Bay Beach
Oil Insurance Limited and Oil Casualty Insurance, Ltd.
HOW TO DONATE FOR THIS EVENT:
Credit/Debit Card link Click Here
• Bermuda Local Click Here
• International Click Here
• Call the SCARS office on 441-297-2277 with their credit/debit card details.