Wednesday June 13, 2012
PNG Power gives to the Port Moresby Cancer Relief Society
Photo: PPL CEO Tony Koiri presenting the cheque to POMCRS representative
PNG Power has raised a staggering amount of over K8000 from its Biggest Morning Tea (BMT) events held in May for the Port Moresby Cancer Relief Society (POMCRS).
The electricity company raised K3158.00 through the hosting of the BMT and then the PNG Power Board and Management chipped in by donating an extra K5000 ontop of the funds raised.
CEO Tony Koiri said the company is pleased to assist the POMCRS with funds that will go towards providing much needed and vital services towards cancer patients in the country.
“We are very proud to be associated with this very worthy course and it is an honour to raise funds and give to people who need our help,” said Mr Koiri.
Mr Koiri highlighted that the company has been giving to organisations such as Friends Foundation and Cheshire Homes and is now looking forward to forging a strong relationship with POMCRS and assisting its fundraising activities.
15000 Papua New Guineans are affected by cancer each year where most are women. Rising cancer patients has proved to be a national health issue that needs a combined effort to help save lives and provide proper health care services.
POMCRS Administrator Ascenate Asi thanks the CEO for leading PNG Power in assisting the organisation said there was a lot of good work which has been undertaken so far by her team.
Funds from the BMT will go a long way towards assisting the operations of POMCRS and with assistance from organisations such as PNG Power, facilities and services would be readily available for cancer patients.
Ms Asi said the organisation is committed to complementing the work of the medical professionals in the care of cancer patients at the Port Moresby General Hospital Cancer Ward.
She also confirmed the amount was the highest raised by any company for the BMT events and Mr. Koiri assured her that PNG Power will continue to support the fundraisings events for the POMCRS in the future.