Marathon Day: the Solidarity Run of Bollore Group

Marathon Day: the Solidarity Run of Bollore Group

Bollore Group in Sierra Leone, which is a transport and logistics company in charge of the Queen Elizabeth II Quay, has today September 26, 2019 joined other conglomerate of the company across the world to participate in the Marathon day which is the solidarity run of Bolloré Group.

The Marathon Day is an initiative of Bollore headquarters in France which is a festive and sharing moment through a solidarity race. And this year’s is the 4th anniversary of the marathon here in Sierra Leone.

“Established in 1822, Bollore is soon to celebrate 200 years in existence; this is a charity marathon wherein every one of the 127 countries where Bollore exists is today organizing this marathon. And that every participant pays a subscription fees of € 3 that is later donated to a charitable organization”, Fabjanko Kokan, General Manager of Bollore Sierra Leone explained. And he furthered that this year’s donation will be to the SOS Children’s Village.

Whilst explaining the significance of the marathon, GM Kokan said, “It is not only about marathon, but that humanitarian and charity donations are also being done”. And that yesterday, he joined the team at the School of the Blind and Deaf at Wilkinson Road, Freetown where they donated two water tanks of 5,000 litres to the School of the Blind, and one water tank of 10,000 litres to the School of the Deaf, and also other essential school items. He exclaimed how shock he was to learn that the school has been in existence for 63 years with no water tanks and other essential items.

“Our help is not to promote Bollore, but to promote the children and those who need our help; I call on my colleagues to answer positively and visit the school at Wilkinson Road”, GM Kokan appealed.

Claurinda Morgan, HR Manager, explained that being that the marathon is organized annually, they as staff do feel enthusiastic for every time they organize a marathon because they feel good to belong to the family of Bollore, and that they can help the less fortunate in their own little way.

Marathon Ambassador, Darrel Coker, said that the marathon is a 5km run starting from the terminal going through Eastend Police to Kissy Road and back to the terminal. He also said that about 400 staff of the company here in Freetown are today participating in the marathon.

Inspired by the motivation to unite for a good cause and to mobilize for the benefit of a charitable cause, the Marathon Day is above all a festive and sharing moment through a solidarity race.                           



Friday, August 21st 2019 marks a year of the passing of Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, wife of Late Honourable Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy (First Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone) and Member of Parliament of Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).  Hadja Hawa was born 1st December 1922 to Sowoi Mariama Fortune and Alhaji Ali Khadar.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy hails from Mongeray, Kpaka, Pujehun where her mother was born.  Oh! how she just loved Mongeray.   Her father was born in Helba, North Lebanon.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday 21st August


With gratitude to God for a life well lived

Obituary for the late Evelyn Lauretta Idowu-Davies
Sunrise:11 February 1925
Sunset : 10 March 2019
Aged 94
Funeral & Communion service : Friday 22 March at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Murray Town at 2:30
From the Children and grandchildren at home and abroad.

17th March 2019, marks the 20th Anniversary of the passing away of HONORABLE, DR. SHEIKH BATU DARAMY SR, aka, SB Daramy.  Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy, Sr. B.Sc (Economics from London School of Economics, UK), M.A., Ph.D from Howard University, was born on 20th September, 1920 in Makeni.  Today we remember one of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) oldest members.  In 1948, Hon. Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy was awarded a Sierra Leone Government scholarship to attend the London School of Economics from where he graduated in 1952 with a B.Sc in Economics. ...

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Children: Mrs. Christiana Bultman-Sulaiman of the USA
Mr. Sulay Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Zainab Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Aziz Din Gabisi of Freetown
Mr. Dyfu Din Gabisi of USA
Miss Blanche Bultman of USA
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