HFC Bank presented a cheque of $15,000 to Fiji Cancer Society, a culmination of the banks staff vigorous fundraising campaign held in the month of October which was matched cent to cent by the bank.
Rakesh Ram (HFC Bank CEO) said through their ‘Women in Leadership’ initiative, the bank provided our 6 women leaders with the opportunity to plan, coordinate and lead the bank’s Pinktober fundraising initiative.
Mere Cavu (Manager Credit Approvals & Asset Quality), Shilpa Jogia (Senior Business Relationship Manager), Ateca Whippy (Manager Lending Support – Retail), Shimal Naidu (Customer Advocate), Georgina Naigulevu (Senior Manager Applications, Projects & Innovation) and Ashwindar Singh (Manager Retail Assurance) were honored to be selected and they kicked start the bank’s Pinktober fundraising campaign with an awareness talk from breast cancer survivor Ms. Vosita Tokalauvere together with Fiji Cancer Society personal.
This was followed by vigorous fundraising through staff mufti, walkathon, morning tea, kati and Pinktober T-Shirts. Damodar Events, Hot Bread Kitchen, Lami Kava and Vodafone Fiji also kindly stepped in and supported this worthy cause by sponsoring prizes for the Banks Walkathon which was held on 12th October.
The committee acknowledged and appreciate the overwhelming support from the entire HFC Bank staff who collectively raised the highest amount ever contributed by HFC Bank to Fiji Cancer Society. Mr. Ram further added that it was heartwarming to see how the staff worked as a team and fundraised for this worthy cause. With November being the month of prostate Cancer, the bank plans to build awareness by inviting speakers and continue to encourage staff on healthy work life balance.
Fiji Cancer Society confirmed that this donation adds to the much needed financial assistance that is directed not only to Breast Cancer patients but also to other cancer patients in Fiji.