KPMG Donation Brings Capital Campaign
“One Step Closer” to Success
Since the start of the Why it Matters capital campaign, many organisations have stepped up and demonstrated their generosity through gifts of support. Even so, the recent donation of $250,000 by Bermuda’s KPMG, announced on April 2, 2013, was nothing short of extraordinary. The firm’s donation takes the running total for the campaign to almost $28 million, a remarkable milestone given that the campaign was launched just a year ago in April 2012.
Kaelyn Sings "Why it Matters"
Let’s admit it—taking a hospital fundraising campaign as the subject for a pop song is, well, unusual. But that didn’t stop 17-year-old Bermudian recording artist Kaelyn Kastle from doing just that—and succeeding.
The song, “Why it Matters,” which she wrote and performed, was released on March 12 by the Bermuda Soul Record Company and has received major airplay on most of the island’s radio stations. “So far, the responses to the song have been all positive, which really excites me,” smiles Kaelyn. “It shows me that people are really motivated by what I'm producing. I've even passed people on the street whistling the song!”
Bermuda's Dr. Wilbert Warner Reflects on 25 Years of Service
(Photo by Akil Simmons)
There’s a very good chance that someone you know, if not you yourself, has met Dr. Wilbert Warner for a medical appointment. Because for the past quarter-century, Dr. Warner has been a mainstay in Bermuda’s medical community.
A Bermudian “born and raised,” Dr. Warner left his home at 18 to attend McGill University in Canada, where he did his undergraduate work and afterwards completed his medical degree and residency. Returning to Bermuda in 1987, he joined the Bermuda Hospitals as a medical specialist, where he eventually became Chief of Medicine in 1990-94 and again in 2003-2007. In addition, he has served since 2004 as a medical representative on the Board of Trustees of the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust. Today, Dr. Warner remains active as a member of the KEMH medical staff while maintaining an active independent practice in Hamilton.
Recently, we sat down with Dr. Warner to learn his perspective on how healthcare has changed in Bermuda.
What's Happening at BHCT
Lindo's Donates $500,000 to Why It Matters Campaign
Lindo’s Group of Companies has made a donation of $500,000 to the Why it Matters campaign in support of the King Edward VII Memorial (KEMH) Redevelopment Project.
Giorgio Zanol, President of the Lindo’s Group of Companies, says: “Over six years ago when it became apparent that Bermuda needed a new hospital, we decided that it was necessary for Lindo’s to contribute to such a project, which is so vital to our whole community. As a family business we can see the importance of a new hospital for Bermuda’s families and their future grandchildren, the next generation. We opened a special family savings account and have pledged money each year for this purpose. We are blessed to be working together and to enjoy good health so this is our way of showing our appreciation. Read more
BHCT Selected As Part Of The Student Internship Programme
Each year, ACE, HSBC and Deloitte host an internship programme for Bermuda's top university students. The purpose of the Summer Internship Program (SIP) is to expose these students to different facets of the international business sector of Bermuda’s economy. The particpants are divided into two groups to assist two local charities, this year being the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust (BHCT) and Hilary’s Place, which was just started earlier this year. The team assigned to the BHCT will design and implement a youth component to the organisation’s Island-wide fundraising project entitled “Why It Matters”. Read More
BHCT Receives $50,000 from the Ross “Blackie” Talbot Charity Classic
Clement Talbot fought back the tears as he made an emotional farewell to the Ross (Blackie) Talbot Charity Classic. In what could well be the organisation's last presentation, Mr Talbot gave $335,000 to 13 “deserving” charities before a room full of major corporate sponsors and special invited guests. Read More