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CSR: "UAC Foods LTD Reaches Out In Love To Children With Special Needs At Valentine"

By Bolaji Abimbola
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Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, February 14, 2016. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility thrust of giving back to the society from time to time, and in line with the global celebration of St. Valentine’s Day otherwise known as Lovers’ Day, UAC Foods Limited, makers of Gala - Nigeria’s No. 1 sausage roll brandrecently reached out to some special children’s homes by donating products to them in the spirit of the season of love.

The UAC Foods Limited team visited Modupe Cole Memorial Childcare & Treatment Home School, Akoka, Lagos and Down Syndrome Foundation, Masha, Surulere, Lagos with a special celebrity appearance by Harrysong , one of the Musicians under the Five Star Music Group who was recently named as the Face of the Gala brand.

According to Mrs. Folasade Abiola, the Senior Brand Manager (Snacks), UAC Foods Limited who led the company’s delegation to the homes, the kind gesture is aimed at expressing love and care to the children in these homes especially during this auspicious celebration of Valentine.

She added that the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative is in tandem with the corporate philosophy of the UACN of Nigeria Group, which is the rationale behind the ‘Doing Good’ mantra of the group.

“Children with special needs are the most appropriate people who require all the love and care especially during this season of celebration of love. This donations is our little way of showing them love and affection, we do this on a quarterly basis and we would continue to do so’’ she said

Also speaking during the visit and products presentation, the Proprietress of Modupe Cole Memorial Childcare & Treatment Home School, Mrs. Florence Kayode expressed her profound appreciation to UAC Foods Limited and the entire UAC Group for their support for the home over the years.

“For many years now, we have received tremendous support from UAC Foods Limited and other UAC Group subsidiaries, we are extremely grateful for your care, love and kindness to the homes and we urge you to continue to support us and God will continue to bless your company’’, she noted.

The highpoint of the CSR donations to the homes was the appearance of the Gala Brand Ambassador –Harrysong,as it created a lot excitement not only among the children but also among workers who scrambled for photographs with the music star.

Emotionally touched by the gesture of the brand and the numerous needs of the children in these homes, Harrysong who was moved to tears thanked the UAC Foods Limited and promised to support the homes in his personal capacity.

“This visit is very touching for me and as a very emotional person, I can feel the situation of these children and I can relate with it. I want to say a big ‘Thank You’ to UAC Foods Limited and on a personal note I will be back here to give my little support”, he said.