Digicel Celebrates Christmas At Port Moresby General Hospital
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 – Digicel, celebrated Christmas over the weekend with the children in wards 2 A, 2 B/C as well as the surgical ward 3 B in Port Moresby General Hospital. Digicel is visiting 11 charitable organisations for children nation wide to give those children that are less fortunate something to smile about over Christmas.
Last week the Digicel Marketing Team decorated the childrens’ wards bringing a lot of cheer and happiness to the young residents of the wards. Since then the children had been waiting impatiently for the Digicel Santa to come. A dozen Digicel Marketing staff arrived last Saturday with Santa, “Laurie”, to celebrate Christmas in wards 2 A, 2 B/C and surgical ward 3B in Port Moresby General Hospital.
The Director of Nursing Services of Port Moresby General Hospital, Mrs. Babona, said “On behalf of the Port Moresby General Hospital, the staff and the children I would like to thank Digicel for their generosity this Christmas. It is great that the children here, were treated to a real Christmas party and had the chance to meet Santa. The donation of the new toilets and the refridgerator, for storing cancer drugs and immunisation serums are very much appreciated by us all. Thanks again Digicel!”
“We are very happy to contribute and be involved in community activities especially for underpriviledged children. We appreciate the great work that is being done by the staff here at Port Moresby General Hospital and wish everyone a MERRY Christmas” Digicel Head of Marketing, Anurag Borkar, added.
The Digicel Santa provided for a very welcome distraction for all the children. Each one of them were given a special present as well as food in a Digicel string bag and each had their photo taken with Santa. Santa also presented a very special “Christmas Wish”; a donation to cover the costs of five new toilets to be built in the New Year as well as a brand new refridgerator. A special thanks to the help extended by Port Moresby Rotary Club in the “Christmas Wish”.
Since it’s launch Digicel has been actively involved in supporting the community through activities such as the street vendor programme, supporting medical services through its partnership with St John Ambulance as well as donating towards Operation Open Heart, the recent Oro disaster and the implementation of the first mobile HIV Hotline in Papua New Guinea.