Underwriting firm, Consolidated Hallmark Insurance plc said because of its belief in children as an important factor in building an enduring society, it decided to use this year’s Children’s Day celebration to impart the lives of an important segment of the children that have not been privileged.
According to the Company, Nigerian Red Cross Society’s motherless babies home in Yaba, Lagos is one of that segment of the society that falls within its Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR), hence the decision to visit them on that special day.
The visit to the Makoko Road, Adekunle-Yaba location of the home by executives of the company forms part of the Corporate Social Responsibility activities that the topmost insurer has supported in recent times, having pioneered intellectual development of insurance students through its annual essay competition, support to the University of Calabar and provision of free insurance cover for journalists, amongst others.
Bode Opadokun, general manager, Technical who led the Consolidated Hallmark team during the visit to the Nigerian Red Cross Orphanage said the company embarked on the project as a way of showing appreciation, and giving back to the society it operates in. He disclosed that the company has been consistent in the past four years in its support to various government approved orphanage homes including the Lekki Motherless Babies’ Home and Hearts of Gold Hospice, Surulere.
Opadokun expressed the company’s appreciation to the authorities at the home for their efforts in ensuring hope for abandoned and motherless children, and assured them of continued support in the future.
Juliana Obanife, the matron of the home who received the Company thanked them for finding time to visit the home, and for the various items donated especially during the vital occasion of the Children’s Day celebration.