UT Reaches Out To Charity
Date published: March 6, 2013
UT Bank today donated a total sum of Forty-four thousand Ghana cedis (GHC44, 000) to various charities within and outside Accra. The donations were given out to the charities as part of the Bank’s yearly donation which is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
The beneficiary charities include The Ghana Blind Union, Hope for Kids, Family Outreach Ghana, Light Outreach International, Countryside Orphanage, Angel Zoe Foundation and the National Cardiothoracic Centre, Korle-Bu.
Presenting the donations, the Deputy Managing Director of UT Bank, Mrs. Pearl Esua-Mensah noted that UT Bank is very appreciative of the good work being undertaken by the charities, and pledged the bank’s continuous support for them as a way of contributing its quota to society.
She noted that UT Bank spent over GH¢200,000 on Corporate Social responsibility activities last year, which was recognized by the society leading to the award of the 1st runner up for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Ghana Banking Awards.
Receiving the donations, representatives of the various charities expressed their profound gratitude to UT for continually supporting them. They added that each year, they looked forward to receiving the donations to help them run their charities more effectively and make the lives of the underprivileged better.
Dr. Lawrence A. Sereboe, Director of the Cardiothoracic Centre at Korle-Bu, in receiving the donation on behalf of the centre, thanked UT Bank for supporting the centre for the past five (5) years or more and helping save the lives of people who visit the centre.
They called on individuals and other organisations to emulate the good example of UT Bank by extending a helping hand to Charities in the country to help take care of the underprivileged in the society, and help curb social menace. Other Corporate Social Responsibility activities that UT Bank undertook during the last year included; Pledge Pink, Financial Literacy Workshops and Clinics, Blood Donation drives, Enablis Business launchpad, Chairman’s Christmas Day outreach and Day of Caring (an outreach programme on Valentine’s day) among others.
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