Heritage Bank has further underlined its commitment to the ideals of the Cerebral Palsy Centre by donating a Hyundai Shuttle Bus to aid the operation of the Centre. The Company said the donation was in furtherance of its Social responsibility investment in worthy causes in the country, particularly efforts aimed at enhancing well-being of children with health challenges.
While speaking at the Bus donation ceremony in Surulere, Lagos office of the Centre, Heritage Bank’s Executive Director, Ivory Banking, Mrs. Mary Akpobome who was represented by the Bank’s Group Head, Cowry Banking, Mr. Davidson Regha noted that the Bank was delighted to be part of the life-saving and care-giving efforts of the Cerebral Palsy Centre because caring for the health-challenged persons is like sharing wealth to the less-privileged in the society.
According to her: “To us at Heritage Bank, we are delighted to donate this shuttle Bus to support this worthy cause you are doing at the Cerebral Palsy Centre in terms of providing specialized medical, care-giving and trauma management for children and families with Cerebral Palsy challenges. We believe that giving is living and caring for others is a worthy cause that is similar to creating, preserving and transferring wealth to others”.
She added that the donation would go a long way in enhancing the operations of the Centre, especially in the area of moving children at the Centre from one point to another as well as in bringing their plights closer to other well meaning Nigerians.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre, Nonye Nweke expressed happiness over the donation which she described as timely and timeless.
“On behalf of all of us at the Cerebral Palsy Centre, we really appreciate this landmark donation of a Bus by Heritage Bank to enhance our operations. May God reward you abundantly. We pray that your efforts aimed at consolidating your presence in the financial industry will succeed beyond imagination. This is a timely and timeless gift!.”
Also, a board member of the Centre, Dr. Kuti Biodun noted that Heritage Bank had succeeded in lifting souls of thousands of families and the Centre with the Bus donation. “We appreciate staffs and management of Heritage Bank for this donation. Now, we can take the children out with ease. This will equally allow us to be able to assist kids in farther parts of Lagos like Agege and other far flung areas of the state for counseling and physiotherapy.
The donation to the Cerebral Palsy Centre marked the second time this year that the Heritage Bank Corporate Social Responsibility think-tank would be reaching out to the Nigerian publics through donation of functional equipments and logistics. Last month, the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Police Force received donations of two Hilux Van and several quantities of ballistic Vests, ballistic helmets and walkie-talkies from the Bank.
The Cerebral Palsy Centre, Surulere, Lagos offers information, counseling, therapies and respite supports to children and families who are victims of different degrees of cerebral health challenges.