October 18—Stanbic Bank Uganda (SBU) is giving a hefty cash boost to the 2017 MTN Kampala Marathon, an annual high profile charitable event that draws in several thousand participants from all walks of life including foreign runners who vie for the top prize money.
The bank is contributing UGX225 million (just over $60,000) as a partner and supporter of the event set for November 19. SBU is also featuring a team composed of staff members who will take part.
This year the money collected will be used to combat the exposure of school going children to cancer caused by asbestos roofing in Kampala and improving maternal health services at Kiswa and Komaboga Health centres.
In presenting the dummy cheque, Edwin Mucai, the Corporate Investment Banking Head said, “Once again, we are extremely proud and excited to partner with MTN in what has become a world class event attracting fun runners and elite athletes from across the country and the globe. As a bank, we have supported the MTN Kampala Marathon since its inception and are proud to be associated with the various causes over the years which have supported the vulnerable in our communities.”
Anthony Katamba MTN’s General Manager, Corporate Services thanked SBU for its continued and steady support over the years. Since its beginnings in 2004, the MTN Kampala Marathon has grown to become a popular fixture on Uganda’s sporting calender.
“We appreciate the partnership Stanbic Bank has provided through the years by proving shared effort is what’s needed to transform lives in our communities. This year’s proceeds from the Marathon will be used to fight cancer among children caused by asbestos and improve maternal Health services at Kiswa and Komaboga Health centres. We encourage and look forward to more numbers in supporting this cause,” Katamba said.
Mucai said, “Our objective as Stanbic is to build on the 14 years of success not only through our financial support but through the participation of our staff. I am pleased to announce that we contribute the largest number of runners from a single company with over 200 staff members who participate annually. We encourage the public to participate, run and support this noble cause.”