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Consolidated Finance teams up with the Heart and Stroke Foundation


Consolidated Finance teams up with the Heart and Stroke Foundation

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados (HSFB) has partnered with Consolidated Finance to raise awareness of heart health in Barbados.

Recently, the Corporate and Commercial Credit Division of Consolidated Finance presented the HSFB with a donation of $20 000 during a media conference at One Welches.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Finance Co. Limited, Rolf Phillips announced its Platinum sponsorship of “Different Strokes – The Polo Edition”, a charity polo match and fundraising event hosted by the Foundation in association with the Barbados Polo Club at the Holders Polo Field, Holders, St James, from 3 p.m. today.

“Consolidated Finance is proud to be associated with this worthy cause, as far too many of our people take their health and health-related issues for granted. When we were approached to partner on this venture, it was a relatively straightforward decision because we, as a merchant bank, place great emphasis on the wellness and safety of our staff and customers. We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with such an august foundation, while highlighting an important message,” he said.

Head of Corporate and Commercial Credit, Darrell Wilson added: “With our expansion into the corporate and commercial market space, Consolidated Finance has signalled its commitment to Barbados and the rejuvenation of its economy.

While the event theme, in part, is ‘heart health and financial wealth in Barbados’ the Corporate & Commercial Credit division of Consolidated Finance is both ready and able to support ordinary Barbadians with respect to achieving the latter objective.”

Meanwhile, HSFB’s Senior Vice-President and Fundraising Committee Chair, Ena Harvey thanked and saluted Consolidated Finance and its parent company, ANSA Merchant Bank Limited, for their leadership in corporate social responsibility and for the financial support.

She also acknowledged the generous support of the Barbados Polo Club for its organisation of the day’s polo matches and offer to donate 50 per cent of its net proceeds from the event to the Foundation.

“The incidence of strokes among Barbadian women is now outstripping the incidence among men. With national obesity rates reaching crisis levels, impacting workplace productivity and national economic well-being, it is valuable for HSFB to partner more with corporate Barbados to heighten awareness of the early warning signs and acute symptoms of heart and stroke disease among working adults as well as the general public.”

HSFB’s Chief Executive Officer  Michelle Daniel said the “Different Strokes – The Polo Edition” is the first in a series of sport-themed charity events to raise awareness of the lesser known symptoms of stroke while raising funds for the Foundation’s public awareness and heart health management programmes.

“In addition to distributing useful tips on heart and stroke disease prevention, we will serve up two exciting polo matches, family-friendly entertainment with Annie The Clown and a live DJ, and heart-healthy food and drink.”  (PR/SAT)