May 3, 2018 By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma
Mercury International Charitable Foundation yesterday donated the sum of Le30 million to the King George VI Memorial Home for the aged at Grafton in the Western Rural District in Freetown.
Speaking during the presentation of the cheque to the home, Chairman Mercury Charitable Foundation, Samir Hassan Hassaniyeh, said as part of their corporate philanthropy and social responsibility, they were extending kindness to people in need at King George VI home for the aged.
“I’m pleased to hand over a cheque of Le30 million to the King George VI Home as part of our corporate social responsibility,” he said.
The Mercury Foundation chairman said that as long as they are in existence, they would continue to support the home as they have been helping them over the years.
Mr. Hassaniyeh added that they have been extending assistance to other institutions such as the Milton Margai School for the Blind, School for the Deaf, amongst others.
“Tomorrow we will be going to Cheshire Home and by next week Ballanta Musical Academy and other parts of the country,” Samir Hassaniyeh said.
He prayed for continued good health and God’s protection for the aged.
Head of the King George VI Home, Hannah Deen, expressed thanks and appreciation to Mercury International Foundation, adding: “For the last eight years, Mercury has been supporting us, it’s always a welcome receiving them here.”
She revealed they have 35 residents in the home, some of whom are blind while others are bound in wheelchairs, adding that there are also carers in the home to help residents.