Catalina Re Supports the Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association

Catalina Re’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)Committee recently donated to the Lady Cubitt
Compassionate Association (LCCA).

Catalina Re’s ESG Committee Chair and Treasury Manager, Tina Rego said, “In recognizing the positive
impact that the “LCCA” has had in our community during the past 90 years, Catalina is highly supportive
of making a meaningful contribution that positively impacts the quality of life, health and well-being of
individuals and families in our community.”

“Catalina Re’s ESG approach has a clear focus on ensuring that our culture, core values and sound business
practices continually and positively impact the communities in which we live and work”, said Sakina
Darrell, Catalina Re HR Business Partner and ESG Deputy Chair. “We are delighted to be able to support
and assist the LCCA, and each of its programs, as it evolves as an organization”.

Peter Hebberd, Vice Chair of the LCCA said, “We are delighted that Catalina recognizes and appreciates
the impact and positive role that the LCCA plays within our community and are most appreciative that
they were able to offer such a generous donation.”

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LCCA donates $200,000 to rest homes hit by Covid-19 costs

Charitable rest homes hit by the Covid-19 pandemic have received a welcome cash injection totalling $200,000.

The donation to four rest homes was made by the Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association, and will be used to buy medical equipment and personal care products.The Packwood Home, the Matilda Smith-Williams Seniors Residence, Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home, and the Lorraine Rest Home each received $50,000.

A spokeswoman for the LCCA said that the pandemic had hit rest homes severely in the last two years resulting in a loss of income and increased costs.

The losses were primarily due to the untimely deaths of residents, the inability to admit new residents due to Government Covid-19 protocols, and the inability to effectively fundraise during that time.

Higher expenses resulted mostly from additional staffing cost, with many full-time staff having to quarantine, the purchase of PPE and enhanced cleaning procedures.

Shaun Reape, chairman of the LCCA, said: “Our board realises that times are difficult in many areas of the community and the charitable rest homes have not been immune.

“We saw it most fitting to help, especially as it is our charity’s 90th year, having been founded by Lady Cubitt in 1932 in response to her finding many elderly people in distress at that time.

“In the upcoming weeks we will be launching our 2022 annual appeal.

“We hope the community will support us so that we may continue with this type of help and improving and increasing our current programmes.

“We aim to help Bermuda’s residents with basic needs when it matters most.”

Accepting the donation on behalf of all four homes, April Augustus of Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home, said: “We are extremely thankful to the LCCA for their donations.

“It’s no secret that times have been hard, and the funds will help us out tremendously and ensure that the quality of care for our residents does not suffer.”

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