Preparations and fundraising continues in earnest for the CIBC FirstCaribbean/BCS: Breast Screening Programme Walk for the Cure which takes place on Sunday 6th October this year.

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A customer as he purchases a doughnut from staff member Cara Howard.

The staff of the various branches and departments of the bank have been coming up with innovative ways to raise funds to meet the 2019 target of $150,000 Barbados dollars. The Oistins Branch recently held a Doughnut ‘Dough Nation‘ Sale in the banking hall where the staff sold pink-coated doughnuts and other tasty baked goods to both staff and clients of the bank.

Other fundraisers planned include an Afterwork Lime at the Warrens Branch, a Flea Market on the grounds of the headquarters in Warrens on Saturday September 28th, Paint for the Cure in November and a Celebrity Basketball Game on October 19th.
Barbadians are also invited to take part in a 5-7 km hike from St Thomas to St. Andrew due to take place on Saturday September 7th. The scenic route will start at the pasture by Hillaby Turners Hall Primary School and will take the hikers through Farmer’s, Ape’s Hill Gully, Gregg Farm, White Hill and Mount Hillaby.

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Staff member Deborah Trotman makes her purchase of a doughnut to contribute to the cause.

Hike Organiser Kevine Bullen promises those who join him that they will see parts of Barbados not easily visible and that will include features like the first ever natural gas well plus a collection of wells strategically placed by our forefathers, to capture water to replenish the aquifers. Along the route, there is also a lime kiln factory that was used for the calcination of limestone that produced quick lime to purify the sugar, when sugar was at its peak production here.

Another feature will be the man-made lake at Apes Hill which is used to irrigate the golf course which is about 5 kilometers away. Of course, along the route, there are beautiful views of the eastern part of the island at intervals, including that of the highest peak on the island Mount Hillaby.

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Nicole Gibson displaying the special pink coated Doughnuts for sale.

Staff and members of the public are invited to join the hikers from 3 p.m. (there will be a fast group and a stop and stare group) to explore this part of hidden Barbados for a small donation of $10.00 which goes towards the funds raised from the Walk for the Cure.

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