Hospital hosts fundraiser

National, Normal

The National, Monday 27th May 2013

 THE staff of St John Hospital at Gerehu raised more than K500 during their  morning tea fundraiser last Saturday to support the Port Moresby Cancer Relief Society (POMCRS).

It was the hospital’s first time to participate in POMCRS’s fundraising activities in which a total of K536.10 was raised from the sale of pastries, sandwiches, biscuits, tea and coffee. 

Officer in charge Sr Rachael Kurup told The National that they had taken it on board to support the society because they send patients over to Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) for treatment as well. 

“Cancer is a killer disease and here we see two to three cases a month. 

“Some patients have consultation with the doctors here and some are referred to 3-Mile (PMGH),” she said.

“Whatever the money raised here will go straight to the society for treatment, care and support for patients including training for the specialist nurses at the cancer ward.”

Kurup said they registered with POMCRS and was given a host pack which comprised of tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits including donations from TST and Papindo supermarkets.

The morning tea is a major fundraiser for the society sponsored by the National No. 1 Tea to promote awareness on cancer this month. 

The idea behind the morning tea is about bringing people together over a cup of tea, discuss and help those affected by cancer.