BSP Life Managing Director, Mr. Michael Nacola, speaking for the BSP Group, said that the donation was the culmination of a two week staff fundraising campaign which was topped up by contributions from the Group.
"These funds were raised to assist the WOWS Kids Fiji Foundation support our children who are battling cancer. Our hearts go out to them and we trust this small donation will assist them with treatments and allow them to enjoy a better quality of life," he said.
This year, five staff members volunteered to be advocates for the fundraising drive. Mereseini Delai and Clement Kumar from the Bank, Susana Bose from BSP Life, Apakuki Nabanivalu and Cema Radinivuya of BSP Finance all stepped up to support the cause. Staff from the Bank, BSP Life and BSP Finance and friends of BSP also pitched in to raise funds.
"The BSP Group's core values include Vanua and Community and we are proud that our staff are living by our Values and making a difference in the lives of our vulnerable children. The compassion shown by the BSP Group family is appreciated and demonstrates that our efforts go beyond providing financial services," he said.
This is the fifth year of BSP's support for WOWS, bringing the Groups' total contribution to $100,000.
"We are privileged to partner with a trusted charitable organization like WOWS. We invite other corporate organisations to support the Foundation in their work of caring for these children living with Cancer and their families. We commend the efforts and personal sacrifices of Sina, Taholo, Viola and the team and wish you all the best," he concluded.
The BSP Staff WOWS fundraising campaign concluded with a special shaving ceremony that was streamed online via BSP's Facebook page.
Since entering Fiji, the BSP Group has committed over $8m to initiatives that support communities and charitable organizations throughout the country.