May 7, 2018 By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma
Mercury International Charitable Foundation on Thursday, May 3, donated Le30 million plus fifty (50kg) bags of rice to the Freetown Cheshire Home at Cline Town, east of the capital.
Presenting the cheque, Chairman Samir Hassaniyeh said he was pleased to visit the Cheshire Home as part of their corporate social responsibility, adding that they have been visiting and rendering help to the home.
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“On behalf of the entire board of Mercury International, it gives me the greatest pleasure to present to you a cheque of Le30 million and fifty (50kg) bags of rice,” he said.
The Mercury Foundation chairman promised that his organisation would continue to support the home, adding that they would visit them again to do more within three months.
Chairman Freetown Cheshire Home, Dr. Abdulai Dumbuya, whilst receiving the cheque from Mercury, expressed his delight, adding that “it came at the right time as we can now pay our workers, run our office, amongst other things.”
Dr. Dumbuya disclosed that since the start of the year they haven’t received subvention from government to help them run the home, which he said was making it difficult and challenging for them as an institution.
“The Cheshire Home has produced engineers, doctors, journalists, lawyers amongst others,” he said, adding that the home has been in existence since 1962 as a residential home for children living with disabilities.
Head Teacher Laura Kircough expressed thanks and appreciation to Mercury International and assured them that the money and rice donation would go a long way in helping them to run the home.