Cable and Wireless Seychelles gives back to the community |23 October 2021
Once again, local telecommunication provider Cable and Wireless has reached out to the community, extending an arm in support of two organisations committed to bringing changes in the lives of those in need.
Friends of North East Point Hospital and Hospice (FNEPHH) and the Soroptimist International Club of Victoria have both benefitted from financial assistance under the umbrella of the Cable and Wireless Seychelles Foundation to coincide with the breast cancer awareness month.
Both organisations have each received a cheque worth R100,000 which will go toward various projects based on their respective mandates, visions and objectives.
In a small ceremony yesterday at the Exiles Club in Victoria, acting chief financial officer of Cable and Wireless, Efna Vidot, presented the president of the Soroptimist International Club of Victoria, Myra Labiche, and the chairperson of the FNEPHH, Rose-Mary Lee-Bluemner, with their cheques, in the presence of Cable and Wireless staff and representatives of both organisations.
Ms Labiche explained that the money will directly benefit the Oncology Ward of Seychelles Hospital which requires special attention, in terms of facilities and care provided.
As for the FNEPHH, Mrs Lee- Bluemner said the money will go towards the renovation and refurbishment of the North East Point Hospital’s dining, while a portion will also be used in pantry renovation of the hospice.
The Cable and Wireless Seychelles Foundation was launched in 2005 and functions under the theme ‘A helping hand for a stronger community’.
To date the company has undertaken many initiatives under the foundation’s umbrella which is positioned as an extra to the company’s normal donation activities.
Its three key objectives are, to establish and build partnerships with charitable and community organisations focusing on groups with ‘special needs’, to actively contribute in the strengthening of communities in which we live and work and to enhance the Cable and Wireless brand by promoting its role as a responsible corporate citizen.
The accompanying photos show the cheque presentation ceremony.
Photos by Jude Morel