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Some 240 enter Scotiabank 5K Charity Walk/Run

Some of the participants of the Scotiabank 5K Walk/Run on December 16, 2017. Photo: VINO
Some 240 persons showed up for the Scotiabank Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run for Charity on December 16, 2017. Photo: VINO
Some 240 persons showed up for the Scotiabank Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run for Charity on December 16, 2017. Photo: VINO
The Scotiabank 5K Charity Walk/Run on December 16, 2017 was well supported. Photo: VINO
The Scotiabank 5K Charity Walk/Run on December 16, 2017 was well supported. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons on the main island of Tortola came out in large numbers on December 16, 2017 to run or walk in support of the BVI Autism Centre, which was damaged by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

The event was the Scotiabank Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run for Charity.

According to Home Finance Specialist & Auto Finance Specialist at Scotiabank BVI, Mr Olanzo A. Boynes, some 240 persons registered on the day of the run/walk, which kicked off from in front of Scotiabank on de Castro Street around 6:30 A.M.

Participants made their way to Government House and turned to head all the way to Pasea Estate and return to the start line for the finish.

The race also drew some big names in road racing, including Reuben J. A. Stoby who led from start to finish and clocked 18:20, Julius Farley, who was second and Zebalon A. McLean.

Champion road runner Rosmond Johnson also supported the cause and was first in for ladies.

For every participant/registrant Scotiabank will donate $25 to the BVI Autism Centre. It is unclear how many persons pre-registered for the event.

The BVI Autism Centre was severely damaged by the impact of Hurricane Irma and Maria including structural damage and loss of the roof. Resources were lost and staff are currently providing services to clients in schools and homes where possible. As part of the Disability Services Unit at Social Development the BVI Autism Centre provides support services to children and adults and has helped over 130 clients.

4 Responses to “Some 240 enter Scotiabank 5K Charity Walk/Run”

  • See (17/12/2017, 11:34) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is good news and good energy .
  • Eagle Eye (17/12/2017, 14:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    seems like a successful event. Now there is one bank doing good from stressing out people after the hurricanes
  • runner (18/12/2017, 10:03) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why did they change the start time back to 6.15am without telling anyone. Shame.
  • Truth (18/12/2017, 23:03) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Scotia Bank needs to stop taking customers money and stop pretending to be in the charity business.


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