Vodafone supports S.C.S
Staff at Vodafone Samoa have stepped forward with a $3,000 donation to assist the Samoa Cancer Society after raising funds through in-office fundraising activities.
The internal fundraising activities by the different departments within the telecommunications company included a "design a bra competition & auction" whereby all winning bids contributed went directly to the donation.
The activities coincided with the Pinktober campaign last month where each department came up with a design depicting the theme of the month and were challenged to be creative and was organised by the company's human resource team.
Vodafone Samoa Chief Executive Officer, Nofoasaefa Satish Sharma, said the funds raised by his staff will enable the S.C.S. to continue the fight against cancer.
"It is our hope that perhaps in some way this donation will be able to help fellow sisters and brothers in Samoa continuing the fight as survivors of cancer," he said in a statement.
In an a telephone interview with the Samoa Observer on Saturday afternoon, the S.C.S. Chief Executive Officer, Su'a John Ryan thanked Vodafone Samoa on behalf of the society.
"Again it just shows how much they're willing to work with an [non-government organisation] like Cancer Society to help the community," Su'a said.
"So it's extremely appreciated by the Cancer Society and again thank you very much to Satish and the whole team at Vodafone for their continuing support of the work that we do."
Su'a said that the funds go to the overall operational expenses of the S.C.S such as providing patient support and supporting outreach programmes on raising awareness in Samoa.
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