The National – Wednesday, December 22, 2010
By JUNIOR UKAHA
Children at the Port Moresby General Hospital children’s ward were all smiles yesterday as they were presented with gifts by staff of Westpac Bank, Waigani branch.
The bank’s staff through their leader, Jeffrey Sekiro, assembled two trolleys full of presents and snacks and give every sick child a present at ward 2A.
Sekiro said that what they were doing was to put a smile on the face of the sick children this festive season, some of whom had no chance of celebrating Christmas with families and friends due to their status as patients.
He said that this was an annual programme that the bank embarked on every Christmas through its different branches and, this year, it was the Waigani branch that was tasked to visit the little angles.
“Westpac has a strong tradition of reaching out to the communities and doing charity work and what you are witnessing is part of this drive,” Sekiro stated.
He said the donation was funded by the staff, management and their customers.
Thirteen-year-old Sabi Mala from Gulf, who is a heart patient at the children’s ward, said that he was so thankful to the bank for the gifts and would remember what the staff had done for him and his sick friends at the ward.