The 2019 National social security fund (NSSF) Kampala Seven hills Hash run has received a Shs10m sponsorship boost from UMEME. NSSF Head of marketing and Communication Teddy Arimi received the sponsorship from Sandor Lyle Walusimbi, the UMEME Head of Communication and Marketing on Thursday at UMEME offices in Kampala.
The money will go towards organization of the annual charity run slated for March 17 in Kampala. “As UMEME, education is our main CSR call and we want to see change in the schools. We want to see a better studying environment for our kids especially upcountry. It is the fourth year we are partnering with the NSSF Run and we hope to field over 100 employees in this year’s run,” noted Walusimbi.
This year’s Hash run targets Shs500m that will go towards the renovation of four upcountry schools on top of the KCCA public schools in Kampala.
“We expect more companies to come on board and we encourage members of the public to register for the run and change life,” Arimi remarked. Previously, the run was only open to corporate companies that supported the cause by registering their employees as a team to participate in the run, but this year’s run has opened up to individual participation at Shs25,000 while companies will participate according to the different packages that include Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
To date, over Shs300m has been collected and handed over to the management of KCCA and over six schools have benefited from this charity cause.