The Butterfield Bank Charitable Foundation has donated $250,000 to the St. George’s Foundation to build a new ‘Entrance to St. George’s’.
A special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open the ‘Butterfield Way’ was held today at the walkway’s entrance near the Penno’s Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal.
Speaking on behalf of the Butterfield Bank Charitable Foundation, Alan Thompson, Butterfield’s President & CEO, said he was pleased to have been able to support this notable cause.
“Making valuable contributions to the communities that we call home has been a practice of Butterfield for the past 150 years,” Mr. Thompson said. “This is our way of preserving an important piece of Bermuda’s Heritage and to also make the area more appealing to visitors and locals alike.”
Mr. Henry Hayward, Chairman of the St. George’s Foundation thanked the Butterfield Bank Charitable Foundation for its donation, and shared his sentiments on the occasion.
“We wish to congratulate Butterfield Bank on their 150th Anniversary and we are very grateful for their generous donation to The St. George's Foundation Capital Campaign to enhance the entrance to the Town of St. George and the World Heritage Centre. This walkway project has resulted in changing the area from Tiger Bay to the World Heritage Centre from a narrow unattractive walkway into an attractive enticing entrance which can accommodate a large number of visitors to the Town."
A brass plaque has been installed on the walkway to commemorate Butterfield Bank Charitable Foundation’s contribution to the World Heritage Centre.