The National – Wednesday, December 22, 2010
By KEVIN TEME
THERE was much smile among the sick patients and their guardians at the children’s ward at the Angau Memorial Hospital in Lae when Coca-Cola Amatil PNG staff visited them last Friday.
A little gift during the time of festive season was something that healed the sick, the dying and gave life to those who needed it the most and that was what the giant soft drink company, led by the marketing manager Louise Maher, marketing services manager and former radio personnel, Lawrence Lahari, and accounts manager John Nilkare Junior with staff from the sales and marketing head office in Lae did.
Their Christmas gifts included fresh fruits, Nature’s Own water and fruit box juice to more than 50 children and their parents at the ward.
Also in the bag of goodies were much needed basic essentials such as soap, toilet roll, tooth pastes and tooth brushes.
The timely visit to the ward came through after its successful Red Bag project in Port Moresby, and the same was to be replicated a week later for Lae patients at the children’s ward.
The head nurse of the children’s ward Yena was very appreciative of the good gesture by CCA and said: “As long as it brings a smile on the kids was something good and it really gave them hope and laughter. We thank you.”