The National , Wednesday, June 1, 2011
By KEVIN TEME
PORT Moresby Stop N Shop Vipers players and coach Shane Morris took time out to help raise funds for the Port Moresby Cancer Relief Society (POMCRS) yesterday.
Despite losing their round three match against the SBSL Mendi Muruks 20-14 in Lae at the weekend,the Vipers players showed real class by giving something positive back to the community by supporting participating corporate companies and individuals in a bid to help raise funds for the POMCRS.
The programme which is called “PNG’s Biggest Morning Tea Activity” which was done to help raise funds for the cancer patients of ward 4C at the Port Moresby General Hospital.
The Vipers were also present last week when POMCRS held a similar fundraiser at the Parliament yard where they helped raised K15,000 from government and opposition MPs.
Some members of the PNG Pepes also helped out in the fundraiser yesterday.
President of the POMCRS, Dadi Toka Jr was overwhelmed with the response to the initiative.
“Our thanks to the CPL group, BSP, WR Carpenters, Paradise Foods, Goodman Fielders, Coca-Cola Amatil, BNG Trading and PNG FM for the generous support.
“More than 600 individuals from various corporate companies and organisation also participated and we thank you,” Toka said.
POMCRS secretary Prue Go who is also the marketing manager for CPL group of Companies, said: “We are thankful and proud of the support Vipers has given so far.
“When you see the Vipers, they look tough but when it comes to a worthy cause like this, they have the big hearts.
“They have the heart to help out genuinely and I thank them for the support,” Go said.
Meanwhile, Morris said he was proud of the assistance his players had provided.
“The team always supports activities by CPL, we’re looking forward to the charity and hospital visit in the coming months,” Morris said.