CWS - 'Happy to Give' supports the 'Mind over Matter' Challenge

CWS - 'Happy to Give' supports the 'Mind over Matter' Challenge

Cable and Wireless Seychelles (CWS) has raised SC129,435.20/- through its Happy to Give campaign in support of Felicity Passon's 'Mind over Matter' challenge.

At the end of April 2021, most media houses focused on the 'Mind over Matter' challenge. Felicity Passon, Seychelles swimmer, Indian Ocean, and African Champion 2019, challenged herself to swim 15km into the open waters from La Digue to Praslin and back.

Through the 'Mind over Matter' challenge, Passon swam for mental health awareness and raised fund to support a mental health project within the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Family. The project consists of extending psychosocial support to the public by establishing a 'Telephone and E-Counselling service' by certified professionals.

Being a company that actively supports community projects, CWS opened its 'Happy to Give' campaign to allow its customers to donate their loyalty points showing their support towards the challenge.

Speaking to the CWS Promotions Manager, Hervé Atayi, he stated, "We are very pleased with the turnout of this initiative. The amount collected is the highest contribution from our customers so far, and we are delighted and grateful for such generosity. 'Happy to Give' was created to provide a platform whereby our customers can demonstrate their kindness and charity towards any cause that speaks to their heart. The response from the 'Mind Over Matter' challenge is a testimony that mental health issues are a concern for the whole community and that by being united, we can reduce its effect on our people".

Expressing his gratitude towards its customers Charles Hammond, CWS Chief Executive, said, "community is one of the CWS' core values. As a responsible corporate citizen, we acknowledge that mental health can affect all, especially during this pandemic that brings uncertainty for the future. We thank all of our customers that have decided to donate their points."

Mr Hammond announced that "CWS is going to match its customers' generosity in kind; this donation will be made under the CWS foundation."