The Chief Executive Officer (CEO)’s Craig Bellamy Foundation Tim Kellow has stated that his foundation is grateful for the continued support Mercury has shown through increasing its support for the CBF’s league.
Kellow made this statement when he was receiving a cheque of Forty Six Million Leones (Le46m) from the Chairman Mercury Charity Foundation, Samir Hassanyeh, at his 25 Rawdon Street office in Freetown.
“We are grateful for the continued support Mercury has shown by increasing its support for our league. They believe in our unique model and have experienced benefits in aligning their brand with the positive impact the youths of Sierra Leone have been playing through sports and education. It is through collaboration like this that CBF is able to improve education for both boys and girls through football”.
He went further to state that Mercury’s generosity does not only go to the six team (four boys and two girls) they are also supporting in the four regions but for all the 200 children in the league whose school fees it pays, water and also contribute to the stipends of the coaches, assistant coaches and referees.
“I am not really surprised, because I am quite aware that Mercury International is a huge supporter of children’s education and a youth employer in this country, so having a company like Mercury is a great thing but I am not really surprised.
He also disclosed that the league started some years ago when in it was completely supported by UNICEF and now that they have a company whose priority is to give their total support to children’s education and youth employment and sports in the country, he believes that more companies will follow the footsteps of Mercury International.