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.