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30 Nov 2015

AfrAsia Capital Management joins the worldwide Movember Movement and raises Rs1.36m at their Charity Dinner

30 November 2015 “We are proud to be supporting Link to Life and cancer awareness through this Movember Campaign and hope it will help to change the face of men’s health, and trigger a national interest. Our on-going effort to Corporate Social Responsibility helps align our day to day operations with the increasingly important standards and expectations set by our local and global stakeholders,” said Mr Nuthay during his speech.

The Movember movement has been challenging men to grow their moustache during the month of November for some years now - being a simple action which sparks conversations and raise vital funds for men’s health programs and research around the world. 20 staff from AfrAsia had committed their support towards this campaign while awareness workshops and free cancer screening had been organised for them.

Reflecting on the month long list of activities organised by ACM and Link to Life, Mr Nuthay said: “Our people being at the heart of all our CSR initiatives, we were engaged in a campaign that concerned not only our men colleagues, but also our neighbours, our friends, family members and loved ones, helping them understand the causes, prevention and importance of early detection in the fight against testicular cancer, prostate cancer, men’s mental health or physical inactivity.”

“At Link to Life, we are happy and privileged to be associated with AfrAsia Capital Management for this laudable initiative. Cancer is not the end of life – it is just a word that affects life at the very sound of it. With proper family and psychological support, group therapy, and obviously timely treatment, the patient can live a normal life. The only way out of the taboo on cancer is to talk about it, that’s our mission at Link to Life,” said Mr Gangoosingh during the gala dinner.

For the auction part of the event, several items were at stake including an All Blacks t-shirt signed by all the winning players of the last rugby world cup, and one of the latest and exclusive BRM chronograph watch, amongst others. Clients and partners were invited to bid for the noble cause, resulting in additional proceeds of Rs366,000 topping-up ACM’s initial donation.