CWS Foundation reaches out to Madagascar cyclone victims
Staffs of Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS) through the Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation have responded to the national call for assistance, made recently by Caritas Seychelles, with a donation of personal items, clothes and cash. This will go towards alleviating the crisis that scores of cyclone victims in Madagascar now find themselves in. The donated items were presented in a short ceremony at CWS on the 6th of March 2008. The appeal for assistance received encouraging response from staff of Cable & Wireless as the company organized different collection points within its compound. Purely a staff initiative, this is similar to an activity undertaken last year whereby a small group of staff from the Finance Department collected money which was presented to the Anglican Church to assist victims of similar natural calamity – again in Madagascar. In addition to the staff initiative, Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation has made a financial donation of SR20, 000.00 to the Caritas Seychelles."The CWS Foundation, which was launched in 2005, joins together with the staff to answer a national call for help. In addition to the clothes and other items collected, we are donating SR20, 000.00 towards this noble cause. The Foundation, which goes by the motto 'a helping hand for a stronger community' is today reaching out beyond our shores. Although we know that this may not erase the bitter memories endured, we sincerely hope that it will make a difference in the lives of the victims in Madagascar," said Charles Hammond, CE Cable & Wireless before handing over the donations to Bishop Denis Wiehe in the presence of members of Caritas and staff of Cable & Wireless. To date, The Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation has assisted NGOs, orphanages and schools to name a few. It is positioned as an extra to Cable & Wireless' normal sponsorships but with added focus on a few critical areas. On a regular basis the Foundation provides support primarily in the form of 'donations in kind' or financial where relevant. Working under the slogan, "A helping hand for a stronger community", the Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation is designed to meet 3 key objectives: To establish and build partnerships with charitable and community organizations focusing on groups with "special needs". To actively contribute in the strengthening of communities in which we live and work. To enhance the Cable & Wireless brand by promoting its role as a responsible corporate citizen.