FBNBank Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited has donated assorted food and household items to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. This donation forms part of the bank’s activities in commemoration of its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) Week under the theme “Touching Lives: You First.”
Making the donation on behalf of FBNBank Ghana Limited, Managing Director, Gbenga Odeyemi said the week-long commemoration of the CR&S Week underpins the bank’s brand promise to always put stakeholders’ first in all its activities.
Mr. Odeyemi emphasized the fact that FBNBank was deeply touched by the needs of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital adding that as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, Management of the bank chose to provide food items such as bags of rice, gari, beans, maize, sugar, cooking oil, palm oil, drinking water, soap and other essential household items to the patients of the health facility.
Beatrice Nyarko, Deputy Head, Nursing Services at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital thanked the bank for the support and urged other corporate bodies to come to the aid of the hospital.
“We are very happy to see the bank come to our aid. The quick response is laudable. We spoke to them in less than a month and today look at what they have brought. We will put these items to the best of use and the patients here will be the beneficiaries of this bank’s benevolence,” she added.
She urged the bank to come support the hospital’s fundraising dinner scheduled to come off on July 6th at the Police Social and Wellness Centre to raise funds to refurbish the forensic ward which houses patients from the courts.
“We are hoping to raise about GH¢160,000 to refurbish the facility. The place is a mess and overcrowded and needs immediate attention. It used to be safest ward but now it is the worst,” she pointed.
The Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) Week is an annual giving and caring initiatives of the FBN Group as part of its larger Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability intervention programme.