BSP contributes to Tomas Relief Efforts

Date: 24th March 2010

BSP today announced a donation of $100,000 towards the Hurricane Tomas relief efforts.
BSP's contribution comprised of:
  • $50,000 towards the Prime Minister's Rehabilitation and Relief Fund
  • $30,000 to the Habitat for Humanity
  • $10,000 to Red Cross, and
  • $10,000 to Save the Children Fiji.
BSP Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Ian Clyne, said the rebuilding was a social responsibility of all responsible citizens of Fiji.

"As a responsible corporate citizen we will play our part by contributing to the organisations that have the resources to do the work on the ground to assist those severely affected," Mr Clyne said. "I strongly believe our contribution will reach the affected areas through the relief efforts of these respected organisations."

"This contribution of $100,000 is over and above the $400,000 already allocated for community projects being done through the branches. You may recall in last week's brand launch we announced at each of our branches across Fiji has been allocated $20,000 to carry out projects in their respective areas," he added. "Our desire is to reach out as far as we can and we believe our representatives will assist where it is needed."

"BSP is here to make a difference and this is the beginning of our commitment in Fiji. We are looking forward to more involvement with the people of Fiji in the future through our community commitments and new and exciting banking products and services."

Receiving the cheques were the Permanent Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office, Colonel Pio Tikoduadua, Habitat for Humanity Director Mr Richard Count, Red Cross Director Ms Allison Cupit and Save the Children Fiji CEO Mr Chandra Shekhar.