Access Bank Group supports UNICEF through the high-profile Access Bank Charity Shield polo matches in Nigeria that have run for the past five years in conjunction with 5th Chukker. The sponsorship provides a platform for supporting orphaned and vulnerable children in Nigeria through its annual donation in association with 5th Chukker & UNICEF. Three years ago this platform was extended to the UK and this year, for the third year running, The Access Bank UK, Access Private Bank, UNICEF and Fifth Chukker hosted the ‘Access Bank Day’ at Ham Polo Club on Saturday June 14th.
Together Access Bank plc and Fifth Chukker have raised more than N100m (£368,000) for UNICEF.
Access Bank Plc Group Managing Director Herbert Wigwe highlighted that the aim of the event at Ham Polo Club is to raise further awareness of the issues and support required.
Mr Wigwe explained: “Our support for the Fifth Chukker UNICEF initiative comes from the fact that we are conscious of our role as a change agent in Nigeria that can help institute socio-economic development through responsible business practice and environmental considerations. We are part of the community and as such should support its well-being.”
The first game was won by Caverton represented by Bode Makanjuola, Rotimi Makanjuola, Picki Alberdi and Diego White. Access Bank Fifth Chukker were the victors of the high goal match where Fifth Chukker’s Adamu Atta was joined by Adolfo Cambiaso, Rashid Albwardy and Guerjjarmo Terara.
Building long term and mutually beneficial relationships with our customers has been key to our development and is an approach we will continue with the aim of creating the most profitable African bank in the UK, and greatly expanding our contribution to Group performance.”