05Oct 2018

Clarien Bank has donated a total of $85,000 to five Bermuda charities as part of the Bank’s annual giving programme. The donations were made through The Clarien Foundation, the Bank’s charitable trust, and follow donations of $91,000 made to nine charities in March, 2018.

Ian Truran, Chief Executive Officer of Clarien Bank, made presentations to the following charities:

The Reading Clinic                                      $ 50,000.00

Coalition for the Protection of Children $ 10,000.00

Tomorrow’s Voices                                      $ 10,000.00

YouthNet                                                       $ 10,000.00

Bermuda Youth Rugby                                $ 5,000.00

Mr. Truran said: Clarien Bank is delighted to be able to make contributions to these charities who year in, year out, provide such valuable services to our community. All of these organisations embody the commitment of The Clarien Foundation in supporting charities dedicated to youth development, education, health and human services. We hope that our contributions will help all of these organisations continue their valuable work.

“In addition to providing financial contributions, we also actively encourage our employees to give of their time in support of the community we serve. We are pleased to report that Clarien employees generously volunteer with The Reading Clinic by reading to young children to support the Clinic’s I-Play pre-school literacy programme.”

The photo above shows (from left to right): Michael DeCouto (SVP Chief Digital and Marketing Officer), April Augustus (Tomorrow’s Voices), Dr. Glenn Faries (The Reading Clinic), Ian Truran (CEO, Clarien Bank), Clare Mello (YouthNet), Kelly Hunt (Coalition for the Protection of Children), and Patrick Calow (Bermuda Youth Rugby).

About the recipients:

The Reading Clinic, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, helps students who have a specific language-based learning difference (dyslexia) and also provides assessment, family consultations, teacher training and public awareness/education on dyslexia and learning differences in general. For more information, visit: www.readingclinic.bm

Since 1997, The Coalition for the Protection of Children has been working to ensure the rights and needs of children in Bermuda are met while assisting families that are in need.   For more information, visit:  www.coalition.bm

Tomorrow’s Voices – Bermuda Autism Early Intervention Centre provides specialised therapy services for children aged 2 to 21 who are diagnosed with autism or are on the autism spectrum. For more information, visit: www.tomorrowsvoices.bm

Formed in 1996, YouthNet is Bermuda’s largest volunteer mentoring programme and in partnership and collaboration with local businesses, schools and community organisations, reaches  close to 4,000 students in primary, middle and senior schools and college. For more information, visit: www.youthnetbda.com

The donation to the Bermuda Football Rugby Union will provide playing kit for Bermuda’s Under-10, Under-11 and Under 12 teams on their annual tour to the U.K. in April. For more information, visit www.brfu.bm