The Malta Independent 16 December 2017, Saturday

Watch:‘The bank has become emotionally attached to President’s Fun Run’ - BNF Bank CEO

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Today marked the ninth edition of the President's Soldiarity Fun Run, an event which has been sponsored by BNF Bank annually. 

Speaking to The Malta Independent, new BNF Bank CEO and Managing Director Michael Collis, said that the bank has been involved with the event "pretty much since the bank's inception in malta."

"We see it as a very important commitment to society here," he said. "It is for a very good cause, and important to us for the bank to be seen as part of the social fabric." 

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Going on to talk about BNF Bank's social responsibility strategy, Collis said that the bank takes its strategy towards their corporate and social responsibility "very seriously." "The fun run is probably the most important part," he said. "It is the thing we are best known for. It is an event which the bank has, over the years, become very attached to emotionally." Health and wellbeing form part of BNF Bank's social responsibility efforts.

 

He continued that the bank looks forward to continuing to participate with such an event in the future. 

Thousands of people made their way into the capital for this year's edition of the President's Solidarity Fun Run, where the finish line stood near St George's square.

Also talking to this newspaper, BNF Bank employee Leah Gallo commented on the "inspiring and positive atmosphere."

"The enthusiasm and open-handedness of the Maltese nation shines bright as we unite towards one main goal to raise funds for such a worthy cause," said Dr Michael Frendo, BNF Bank Chairman, in a press release distributed by the bank. 

Speaking to The Malta Independent, Marketing Executive and Organiser Chiara D'Angelo explained how the bank takes care of various things in the run-up to the event, including opening for applications as well as the stage set up, amongst others.

The run began in Rabat, while the walk began at various locations including University, Santa Venera and from Paola.

Funds raised from the event go towards the Community Chest Fund. 

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