Mauritius’ largest business group, Ireland Blyth Limited (IBL) and IBL Foundation, together with the island’s leading supermarkets Winner’s awarded vouchers totalling Rs 700,000 to 54 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on December 18, 2014.

In association with BrandActiv, IBL Foundation also seized the opportunity of this event to hand a hundred BIC pens to each of these NGOs in the context of the campaign ‘Buy me and BIC® Will donate a pen’.

IBL Foundation announced that the traditional gathering solidarity ‘We + You together for those who are hungry,’ organised in recent years in all Winner’s supermarkets on the island, was not held because of general elections.

Nicolas Maigrot, Chief Executive Officer of IBL, praised the work done by NGOs and reiterated the commitment of the Group, through IBL Foundation, in the fight against poverty.

“At IBL, we have always paid very close attention to our responsibility as an agent of community and social development. It is our duty to actively participate in the positive development of our company, and we recognize the essential contribution of NGOs, which are an essential link in this chain of solidarity,” he stated.

Nicolas Maigrot added that without the NGOs, it would have been difficult for their commitment to become a reality. With these vouchers, IBL has helped NGOs at this end of year period in their support for families and poor children despite the cancellation of the annual solidarity fund raising ‘We + You together for those who are hungry’.

Winner’s has always been there for organizing the solidarity fund raising ‘We + You together for those who are hungry’ by mobilizing its teams in all supermarkets of the island and by making a large donation.

More business news on AfricaMoney