The month of April 2018 will once again see the ever-anticipated, and growing, Grenada Co-operative Bank Ltd., ‘Pump it Up Fun Walk take to the streets, in Grenada & Carriacou.
As a precursor to the event the bank met with its corporate benefactors for the hand-over of funds pledged towards the bank’s specified undertaking of a five-year ($500,000.00ECD) improvement plan, for the Carlton Home project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Government of Grenada.
This undertaking is a direct result of the strength of the Co-op Bank ‘Pump It Up’ brand, which has now enabled the bank in leveraging for even bigger and greater causes.
Managing Director of Grenada Co-operative Bank Ltd, Richard Duncan, expressed his pleasure at the continued commitment of Carlton Home benefactors, Jonas Browne & Hubbard, FLOW Grenada Ltd. and Guardian General Insurance (OECS) Ltd. and also in welcoming newcomer, Antillean Life Insurance, to their midst.
He acknowledged with pride, that the bank’s ‘Pump It Up’ Fun Walk has reached such a level of maturity and personal time investment, that the volunteers surrounding it are now primarily to be attributed with the success of its planning and execution.
Managing Director of Guardian General Insurance (OECS) Ltd., Mr. Ronald Hughes was also present and welcomed Antilliean Life Insurance to their ranks.
He stated, “with a cause as pertinent as a facility for substance and alcohol abuse, there can only be real pleasure in welcoming more and more of corporate Grenada’s involvement.
“Even in our own day to day business, we see the direct impact that arises from these ills in our society and, as with any illness, they need to be addressed and treated in humane ways, whilst looking toward mid and long term benefits for all recipients”, he said.
Managing Director of Hubbards, Allan Bierzynski expressed his pleasure in living up to his company’s commitment toward assisting in the funding of the re-establishment of Carlton Home in due course.
He encouraged young persons to join in the ‘Pump It Up’Fun Walk, an activity which he himself has enjoyed for the past three years.
The new Health Consultant for this year’s Fun Walk, Garvin Taylor, reiterated the health aspects of Pump It Up, calling it ‘the nation’s most recognised health walk’, and also using the opportunity to encourage an overall adjustment in lifestyles geared towards healthy diet and exercise.
Advising that such action towards combatting common ailments within the Caribbean, such as diabetes and hypertension can see the region realise increased life expectancy figures.
He concluded by stating, “The Health Walk helps people to get started on this change. Act now! Let’s prevent what’s preventable, reverse what’s reversible and treat what’s treatable”.
The Grenada Co-operative Bank Ltd. annual ‘Pump it Up’ Fun Walk is scheduled to take place on April 22 in Grenada.