The campaign to support underserved children without limbs is expected to attract greater attention this year as Abuja hosts the 2016 Stanbic IBTC ‘Together 4 A Limb’ charity walk.
The first edition held in Lagos last year.
The annual signature corporate social investment initiative of the Stanbic IBTC Group will be hosted on Saturday September 24 and the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari is expected to flag off the walk.
“The Abuja charity walk will feature eight more children who have been fitted with prostheses, bringing to 13 the number of beneficiaries, includingthe five whobenefitted last year. Worthy of note is the fact that majority of this year’s beneficiaries of Stanbic IBTC’s prosthesis and education trust wereselected from the Northern region of the country, a number of whom are victims of the Boko Haram insurgency that has besieged the region,” a statement from Stanbic IBTC explained.
THe Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Mrs. Sola David-Borha, said a cardinal objective of the walk is to raise awareness about the importance of supporting the vulnerable in society, especially indigents and the youth.
“The walk is about awakening our consciousness to take deliberate steps to create an all-inclusive society in which everyone finds fulfillment,” she added.