As part of its community development and social responsibility, the Standard Chartered Bank on Saturday organised a sponsored walk on “World Sight Day” to fight against blindness.
Staff of the bank, partners and the blind walked from their Lightfoot Boston Street office to the Family Kingdom. They made stoppages at Brookfields, Murray Town junction and Paddys.
The theme for the walk was: ‘vision for children’, while the bank said funds raised would go for the help of the children.
Speaking at the stopping point, the acting chief executive officer of the Standard Chartered Bank, Idrissa Kamara said the bank recognized the fight against blindness and had committed itself to helping the poor. He called on the bank’s partners to continue answering to their call whenever called upon.
Alhaji Sheku Koroma from the Eye Care programme, Western Area, said the Standard Chartered Bank had assisted the visually impaired starting from 2004.
Henrica King of the Sight Savers International said their organization was also doing eye care education and rehabilitation, and spoke of their commitment to fighting blindness.
The bank acknowledged the contributions of their sponsors and called on them to continue their support in the fight against blindness.