NNER 2016 Barclays Bank Uganda raised UGX 80 Million in support of the fight against childhood cancer at the annual Barclays Bless A Child Fundraising DInner held at Sheraton Kampala Hotel on October 21, 2016. The managing director Barclays Bank Uganda, Mr Rakesh Jha, said the initiative is intended to express support to the organisation for their efforts in supporting needy children suffering from cancer. “We are here as a bank to stand in solidarity with all people suffering from cancer in Uganda. This is an important cause to us & it is more hurtful when you see children suffering.
He said this is also a way of giving back to the community to show that they are not only concerned with banking but the lives of the people in society as well. The Guest of Honor - the District Governor of Rotary District 911 for Uganda and Tanzania, Steve Mwanje noted in his speech that “Humanity requires us to care about other people. Nobody in the World should die when we can make a change” Through a mock raffle draw organised by Billion Lotto, Shs40m was raised in cash and Barclays Bank doubled it to Shs80m which will be donated to Bless a Child Foundation. Mr Abhinav Singh won an air ticket to South Africa.
In the past seven years Barclays Bank has injected more than Shs300 million in the fight against cancer. Tonight we are here to express our solidarity with the young people who are suffering from cancer,” he added.