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Barclays Mauritius donates over Rs 3 mn to 6 NGOs from Family Fun Day event

Barclays Mauritius donates over Rs 3 mn to 6 NGOs from Family Fun Day event

Furthermore, the event not only served as an occasion to handover cheques to NGOs but also to thank the different stakeholders who contributed to the success of this laudable initiative. (Image: Barclays)

The island economy’s banking major Barclays Mauritius presented cheques to 6 NGOs of Rs 613,149.91 each, at a charitable event that was held at Porsche Gallery, Phoenix yesterday, February 12, 2015.

The amount raised at the Barclays Family Fun Day came to over Rs 3 million, under a successful initiative driven by the Commercial Director of Barclays Mauritius, Vini Vydelingum.

The names of the fortunate beneficiaries of the donation amount were: Curepipe Starlight Sports Clubs; ‘Fraternité Mauricienne des Malades et Handicapés’; Haemophilia Association of Mauritius; ‘Fondation George Charles’; and ‘Association des Parents pour la Rehabilitation d’Infirmes Moteurs.’

“This money will allow us to have additional funds for the Love Bridge Project which involves assisting poor families in different aspects of their life, such as health care, better housing conditions and education,” said Sabrina Puddoo, Project Coordinator at the Curepipe Starlight Sports Club.

“We are providing assistance to families from Curepipe, Black River and Tamarin, and with Barclays’ generous donation we intend to increase the number of families, which number 46 as on date,” she added.

Furthermore, the event not only served as an occasion to handover cheques to NGOs but also to thank the different stakeholders who contributed to the success of this laudable initiative.

“This event is very close to our hearts, as contributing to the community, even as we do business, is in the very DNA of Barclays,” said Ravin Dajee, Managing Director, Barclays Mauritius.

“When I say it is part of our DNA, it does not mean that we only sign cheques and hand over to NGOs. Our own staff spend every year at least a day working for the community, and that is part of what we expect employees of Barclays to do,” he noted.

“Our staff is assessed every year on what they do for the company as also on what they do for the community,” Ravin Dajee stressed.

“In 2014, Barclays invested in the community an amount that was 10 times in excess of the 2% chargeable income prescribed by the law as a minimum,” he concluded.

- By Cecilia Samoisi

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