HSBC Bank Middle East Limited is a generous supporter of The Angel Appeal's care package programs for seafarers. They sponsor our spring wrapping of 1,000 gifts and our UAE National Day wrapping of over 6,000 gifts. Not only do their volunteers wrap all of these gifts, they then volunteer to distribute them to needy seafarers in the ports. "Investing in the community is an important element of HSBC's sustainability strategy, and our collaboration with Angel Appeal is a strong example of two organisations joining forces to better serve the community. Our staff are great supporters of the volunteering opportunities provided by the Bank, and we are proud that in 2012, our employees globally volunteered over 700,000 hours of their time. We look forward to continuing to support our local communities and partners for many years to come." - Regional Head of Corporate Sustainability at HSBC Bank Middle East Limited.