PwC Nigeria Staff and Alumni held the second edition of their annual Walk for Charity on Saturday 20 October 2018. The walk tagged “5for5” covered a distance of five kilometres and was aimed at raising funds for five selected charities.
As early as 6.30am, staff and alumni gathered at the take-off point, adjourning the firm’s head office in Victoria Island with the Deputy Country Senior Partner, Tola Ogundipe leading the contingent, which included many of the firm’s partners, staff, alumni as well as the staff and inmates of the selected benefiting charities.
In his address after the Walk, Pedro Omontuemhen, Chief Operating Partner, PwC Nigeria said
“Following the success and impact of the first edition last year, we decided to make the walk an annual event with a new set of five charities to benefit from the initiative this year. The nomination was done by our staff who alongside our alumni and partners, made voluntary donations to raise the funds for the five charities. This is one of the ways we show care and impact our community while being true to our purpose of building trust in society and solving important problems.”
In her speech prior to the walk, Obioma Ubah, Partner and Head of Corporate Responsibility, PwC Nigeria noted that the walk was a collaborative effort which provided an opportunity for staff and partners to network with the firm’s alumni, while promoting healthy living and give back to the community. She gave the list of this year’s beneficiaries to include Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Lady Atinuke Memorial Home, Street Child Care and Welfare Initiative, the National Cancer Prevention Programme and Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria.
Each of the selected charity received a donation of one million naira from the firm.
The walk, which progressed in a carnival like manner with music and dancing featured dance aerobics, physical exercises and other entertaining activities.