Supporting Hurricane Recovery and Rebuilding
This year, we are also proudly supporting Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group.
Virgin Unite, Unite BVI and Virgin Limited Edition launched the BVI Community Support Appeal to raise money for the long-term reconstruction of the British Virgin Islands – to fund, support and work with local partners on the ground. They want to help build a better, cleaner, stronger and more sustainable BVI and Caribbean region, including a thriving tourism industry. Virgin Unite and Unite BVI will be working with the BVI government and local community across the whole of the BVI, listening to their needs, in order to come up with a plan to support this reconstruction.
Virgin Unite’s overheads are covered by Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, meaning that 100% of all donations received will go directly to rebuilding BVI communities. 50% of all live auction proceeds from this year’s Polo For A Purpose will be donated to Virgin Unite’s hurricane recovery work.
“Help, Hope & Hurricanes” a documentary by Richard’s son Sam Branson, shares a story about help, hope and community spirit in the BVI. See the full video here.