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CIL to host 5K Charity Run/Walk

- fundraiser in support of rebuilding Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre
Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL), in collaboration with the BVI Miss World Organisation, is hosting a 5K Charity Run/Walk in an effort to raise funds for the rebuilding of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre on May 19, 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth II Park starting at 5:30 A.M. Photo: Facebook
Damion C. Grange (left), Chairman of the Miss BVI World Committee, stated that the Miss World Organisation has always partnered with Simone T. Monsanto (right), Sales and Marketing Director Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL), on many philanthropic initiatives. Photo: VINO/File
Damion C. Grange (left), Chairman of the Miss BVI World Committee, stated that the Miss World Organisation has always partnered with Simone T. Monsanto (right), Sales and Marketing Director Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL), on many philanthropic initiatives. Photo: VINO/File
The Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre was destroyed by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
The Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre was destroyed by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL), in collaboration with the BVI Miss World Organisation, is hosting a 5K Charity Run and Walk in an effort to raise funds for the rebuilding of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre on May 19, 2018, at the Queen Elizabeth II Park, starting at 5:30 A.M.

The territory’s only institution for the differently abled, the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre, was totally destroyed by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017. The students are currently being housed at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School.

Signing up for the event will start at 5:30 A.M. and the actual walk/run will begin at 6:00 A.M. at the Queen Elizabeth II Park to the Purcell roundabout and back to the park. The signup fee for adult is $10 and $5 per child.

Participants will receive breakfast and, following the event, children will be able to enjoy a bouncy castle and water slides. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: winning team, winning family, individual, overall winner, corporation and most creative group.

Holy Cross Hospital will be at the event doing various testing, along with the BVI HIV/AIDS Foundation.

Family oriented event

Simone T. Monsanto, Sales and Marketing Director Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL), explained that CIL has always put on a Health and Wellness Expo but because of the Hurricane that ravaged the territory last year, they were not able to plan the event for this year.

In further explaining, Ms Monsanto commented that they decided to host scaled down event which the community can enjoy while still meeting the aim in supporting the differently abled school.

She said, “The health expo takes a lot of planning and because of the whole Irma situation we could not get around to planning and then, facility wise, Puerto Rico is damaged and we could not get in our participants to come in this time because it doesn’t have housing. However, this will benefit the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre and the community on a whole.”

She emphasised that it is a family event and encourages everyone to come out and support the event. “We just want the entire family to come out.”

CIL is a community partner - Damion C. Grange

In a recent radio interview, Damion C. Grange, Chairman of the Miss BVI World Committee, stated that CIL is a “community partner” and they have been investing in the Virgin Islands (VI) community for years and the BVI Miss World Organisation has been one of the benefactors of such investment.

He further commented that the organisation has partnered with CIL on many philanthropic initiatives, while adding that the committee is currently focusing on rebuilding the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre.

Mr Granger explained that his organisation has always partnered with CIL for the annual Health Expo and that is why they decided to partner with them for this year’s Charity Walk/Run event.

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