RH forks out K24,000 for suburban league

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THE charity arm of Rimbunan Hijau Group, RH Foundation, has donated K24,300 to support the  second tier rugby league competition, the Port Moresby suburban rugby league.
In its inaugural board meeting in March, the RH Foundation chairman and the former prime minister Sir Rabbie Namaliu wanted the foundation to allocate funds to sports and charity-related activities for the community at the grassroots level.
The RH Group, as a responsible corporate citizen, aims to promote and encourage holistic development for the communities economically, socially, culturally, spiritually and intellectually.
It also aims to promote the long term well-being and self-sufficiency by supporting areas such as sports, economics and physical independence, nutrition and fitness, and, more importantly, sports among the youths to drive them away from engaging in illegal or unhealthy activities.
When presenting the cheque, RH Foundation secretary-general JK Balasubramaniam said the foundation was assisting NCDC’s effort in promoting healthy lifestyles through sports.
Balasubramaniam said that the Rimbunan Hijau Group of Companies had helped many sporting activities, charitable organisations, churches and hospitals since it started operating in PNG 20 years ago.
He said Sir Rabbie and the RH Foundation would like to wish the NCDC staff and organising committee of the Port Moresby suburban sports the best in their sporting activities.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop thanked the RH Foundation for the support to suburban sports.
He said NCD had been the sole financier of the competition, and was happy to see a corporate entity like RH Foundation coming in to support the grassroots sports at community level.
Port Moresby Suburban Rugby League competition president Billy Aki thanked RH Foundation for jumping on board to assist the grassroots rugby league competition.
Aki also thanked the patron Parkop for heading the competition which had been attracting a huge following.