Posted on July 19, 2014

Barwa Bank, Qatar's fastest growing Shari’ah compliant banking service provider, handed over earlier this week QAR 96,000 in donations to charities in Qatar as part of the Bank’s Fourth Ramadan Football Tournament.

Speaking on the occasion, Barwa Bank Acting Group CEO Mr. Khalid Yousef Abdulla Al-Subeai who presented the cheques said: "Barwa Bank is keen on supporting the athletic and social activities in Qatar. Our annual Ramadan Indoor Football Tournament raises the motto of playing for a good cause, to ensure the bank's effective participation in fighting poverty."

The handover ceremony took place on Tuesday the 15 of July, and the donated funds were equally distributed between Qatar Charity and Sheikh Eid Charity Foundation. Barwa Bank had announced earlier that it will donate three times the amount of registrations fees of the participating teams in the tournament, to charities inside Qatar in order to provide help for people in need.

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The funds were handed over to representatives of Qatar Charity, Mr. Nasser Al-Yafei, Executive Director of the Collection and Branches, and Mr. Khalid Ahmad Fakhro, Public Relation Manager, as well as Mr. Yousef Al-Jassem, Head of the Local Marketing Department from the Eid Charity foundation.

Mr. Mohammed Matar, Head of Retail Credit and Representative of the Sports Committee at Barwa Bank, also spoke on the occasion, saying, "The tournament was a great success marked by intense competition among the participating teams."

The final game of the tournament was held on Wednesday the 16th of July at Al Wakra Sports Club.