Gulf Hotels Group lends a helping hand to “Smile”
The Gulf Hotels Group emerged as the first donor to the National Bank of Bahrain campaign launched in collaboration with the Smile Initiative to support children with cancer. Group Chief Executive Officer Garfield Jones handed over a donation to Subah Al Zayani Chairman of Smile Initiative, an initiative of Bahrain Future Society for Youth, in the presence of society treasurer Safaa Al Nasser, Society member Rana Al Mannai and Ron Peters, Group’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Al Zayani said the donation will be used to build an integrated cancer centre. “We are confident that this donation will be an incentive for us to increase joint coordination and create new ideas and provide a modern model of transparent professional voluntary work reflecting a high level of brotherhood and solidarity between individuals and institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain,”Alzayani added.
The Smile Initiative activities focus on purchasing medical equipment for patients’ home use, providing home education for the children, and offering support groups for parents among others. NBB’s campaign will run until the end of the year and involves providing the Society with access to new sources of funds and to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer.
Members of the community are being urged to donate directly to the initiative’s bank account (BH12 NBOB 0000 0099 660067).