Pictured above: Athlete Nicky Farrugia with HSBC Malta CEO Mark Watkinson, HSBC Malta VRC & Operations Manager Andre Catania and HSBC’s Gym Manager Charles Demanuele
A fund raising triathlon involving some of Malta’s leading athletes is to be held Sunday 25 May in support of a WaterAid Ghana project. HSBC Malta is one of the first countries in the HSBC Group to contribute towards WaterAid projects through employee voluntary fundraising initiatives.
HSBC Malta’s CEO Mark Watkinson said, “The triathlon is a great way of bringing people together for such a worthy cause. HSBC’s five-year Water Programme strongly supports the WaterAid Ghana projects for reaching out to help make a difference to other people’s lives. Donating funds to such projects is wonderful, however dedicating time and energy shows an even stronger commitment. I encourage anyone wishing to join in, to take up this opportunity for helping others in need.”
HSBC Bank Malta employees together with HSBC UK Contact Centre Malta colleagues will be teaming up with the athletes, including world renowned athlete Nicky Farrugia who is committed to completing the entire 130km triathlon.
“While I am looking forward to completing the entire 130km triathlon, everyone is invited to join in and set their own personal goals”, said Nicky Farrugia. “Our ambition is to raise funds for a WaterAid project which is underway in one of the poorest communities in Ghana. This support will help ensure that families in this community in Ghana will have access to safe water and will dramatically improve their lives by bringing better hygiene and sanitation, increased life expectancy, and more time and resources for education and development, especially for children.”
Best known as World Record holder for the Sicily to Malta 90km swim, Nicky Farrugia was also the first, and to date only, Maltese to swim The English Channel. Other records include swimming around Malta in 21 hours and 19 minutes, as well as other world records achieved during a 24 hour marathon swim in Brussels competing against the world’s elite swimmers.
Following the triathlon, a BMX bike show will be held at HSBC Malta Operations Centre in Qormi.
Participant application forms and more information about the event are available on HSBC Malta’s website www.hsbc.com.mt