Colour Run raises K277,500 for hospital


ORGANISERS of the 2017 Islands Petroleum Colour Run in East New Britain raised K277,531.40 to go towards the Nonga General Hospital.
It will be used to buy equipment for the Diabetic Centre headed by Dr Alexander Maha.
Statistics reveal that the province has the highest rate of diabetes in the country.
Islands Petroleum Commercial manager Oliver Bluett said the company sponsored various events throughout the country, but the 2017 Colour Run was the most successful.
Managing director Paul Bluett commended businesshouses and communities for their support.
Nonga hospital chief executive Dr Ako Yap said it had been a long time since they received support from a businesshouse in Rabaul or Kokopo.
The Diabetic Centre is currently located in a small part of the hospital. It will be moved to a refurbished building early in the New Year.
Maha said equipment was required to save patients time and moneyto have their blood and sugar and heart tested.
He said the equipment and support from Islands Petroleum exceeded what the hospital expected.
The Colour Run will be an annual event carried out in Kokopo, Kimbe, Port Moresby, Lae, Madang, Popondetta, Kavieng and Alotau.
It raises funds to improve the standard of services provided by organisations, hospitals and schools.
Each company depot nationwide had their own fundraising and the amounts raised were : Nonga General Hospital K64,960, Kimbe General Hospital and Kimbe Brilliant Star School K22,425, Modilon Hospital K40,640, Port Moresby General Hospital K32,479.80, Kavieng General Hospital K18,206.60, Milne Bay Provincial Health Authority K30,900, Milfordhaven Primary School K53,720, and Popondetta General Hospital K14,200.