THE Ashanti Regional branch of the Controller and Accountant General Department’s Treasury Ladies Association (TRELAS) has presented a number of items and cash to the Children’s Hospital in Kumasi to help in the upkeep of patients.
The donation included toiletries, bed sheets, blankets, multivitamin syrups and food items worth GH¢ 600 and cash of GH¢100.
The event, which was part of activities marking the 10th anniversary of the association, was preceded by a massive clean-up exercise by the members at the hospital.
Making the presentation, the President of the association, Mrs Genevieve Fuseini, said 10 successful years of TRELAS was worth celebrating.
In celebrating the successes however, the needy had to be remembered.
That informed the association’s decision to make the donation to the Children’s Hospital, she said, adding that it had decided to adopt the hospital in order to support it from time to time.
Mrs Fuseini said as mothers, members of the association empathised with sick children at the hospital.
She noted that a clean environment would help improve the health of patients and staff of the hospital.
Mrs Fuseini commended the management and staff of the hospital for their dedication to duty and urged them to build on what had been achieved.
The hospital administrator, Mr Ben Kwame Nsiah, who received the donation, thanked the women for the gesture.
He said it was clear that the government alone could not cater for all the needs of the hospital and it was important that individuals and organisations came on board.
He urged other associations to learn from TRELAS’ example.