From L to R:  Mark Fields, Michele Bean, Elliott Douglas, Gordy Gibbons, David Hills, Dr. Annabel Fountain, Debbie Jones,  Jane Hope  & Sara McKittrick. *Photo supplied
From L to R: Mark Fields, Michele Bean, Elliott Douglas, Gordy Gibbons, David Hills, Dr. Annabel Fountain, Debbie Jones, Jane Hope & Sara McKittrick. *Photo supplied

The Bermuda Diabetes Association has benefitted from a $30k boost thanks to Esso Bermuda.

The donation was raised through Esso’s “Help Us Help” promotion whereby for every gallon of gas that was pumped at all Esso stations from November 16, 2012  through to January 11, 2013, 5¢ was donated to the association.

Participating stations were Sandys; Port Royal; Warwick, B.I.U; Esso City 24/7; Collector’s Hill; Crawl; and St. George’s. All proceeds raised will assist the organization's daily operations as well as its educational and outreach programmes.

Lead Country Manager of Esso Bermuda, Mark continued: "It is our belief that during good and difficult economic times Esso Bermuda will always strive to assist the charities in Bermuda. We congratulate the Bermuda Diabetes Association on its work achievements in educating the Bermudian people on life changing parameters that can assist in establishing a healthier way of life."

David Hills, Chairman of Bermuda Diabetes Association, added: “Diabetes is one of the biggest challenges on the island and raising awareness of this disease, including its symptoms and how to prevent it, is at the top of our Association’s agenda.

“This very generous financial contribution from Esso Bermuda is greatly appreciated and will provide us with the opportunity to increase the educational programming, continue our collaboration opportunities with the Diabetes Centre with outreach programming, and meet our objectives in terms of understanding diabetes and increasing public knowledge of the disease”.