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Standard Alliance backs charity support through golf

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As part of its social responsibility and determination to give back to the society, Standard Alliance Insurance plc recently sponsored the 2013 Charity Golf Tournament organised by the Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation at the Ikoyi Club 1930.

The tournament which targets to help less privileged in the society Standard Alliance falls within its CSR focus, even as it had earlier sponsored similar gold tournaments, the Le’ Meridien Golf Tournament at the Le’ Meridien Golf course, Uwanniba, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and the MicCom Golf Tournament at Ada, Osun State.

Tom Imokhai, managing director of the underwriting company, said that “as a corporate citizen with high respect for social responsibility, we see it as an honour for us to support programmes of this sort which aim at giving back to the society.”

According to him, “it is the society that has ensured our continued success through their patronage. It was therefore not out of place to give the support we could to the Foundation which has been doing much to affect the lives of the very needy in our midst.”

Commending the company, Clare Henshaw, the Foundation’s programme manager, noted the supports which the organisation has been giving the Foundation is unforgettable, stating that “we recognise the impeccable reputation of Standard Alliance Insurance plc in promoting sports in Nigeria and are convinced that through your continued support, we will achieve our hope for the less privileged members in the society.”

Nelson Egboboh, head corporate communications said that the company decided to add the excitement the tournament rightly deserved by introducing and sponsoring the contest, noting that “this sparked up huge interest among golfers who never wanted to attend the tournament before.”

He explained that the contest “eventually became the main attraction to players who participated in the tournament as they competed to pick the N1m money-prize.”