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Absa hands over R35,000 to Seychelles Stroke Foundation |10 February 2024

Absa hands over R35,000 to Seychelles Stroke Foundation

The handover ceremony (Photo: Kurtrine Albert)

Absa Bank Seychelles yesterday handed over a cheque worth R35,000 to the Seychelles Stroke Foundation

The money was won by the bank’s choir in last year’s Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) Office Choir competition when they secured two awards, namely second place for jury’s pick earning a prize of R20,000 and second place for people’s choice award adding another R15,000 to their accolades.

The handing over ceremony in the Aldabra boardroom at the Capital City building was in the presence of the bank’s managing director Nazim Mahmood who presented the cheque to the treasurer of the Seychelles Stroke Foundation, Lysette Sullivan.

Also present were six members of the Absa Seychelles choir.

“Thank you for bringing awareness about strokes and thank you to the choir for winning this money,” said Mr Mahmood, adding that the Absa Bank Seychelles’ team was delighted to have won and donated to a good cause.

Speaking on behalf of the association, Mrs Sullivan thanked Absa for choosing them and their cause, vowing the money will be put to good use.

 “Thank you to the magnificent team that performs amazingly every year and may God bless you,” said Mrs Sullivan.

In an Interview with Seychelles NATION, Mrs Sullivan explained that the money will be used to fund their activities throughout the year, including the new project titled ‘Happy Days’.

“The project is about giving stroke patients somewhere to meet, socialise and spend time with each other,” shared Mrs Sullivan.

She took the opportunity to call on other organisations to come forward and support them financially as this is a big project.


Anika Cathene

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