The Former Ambassadors Wives Association (FAWA) has organised a food fair to furnish a ward they have adopted at the Princess Marie Children’s Hospital in Accra.
The money realized will be used to renovate the FAWA ward at the hospital Rafiki Satellite Village, Osu Children’s Home, among others, were served with the variety of food free of charge. It was part of FAWA activities to give back to the society.
Bags, sandal, and dresses designed with African prints, health products, detergents and other products on display for sale.
Parents and schoolchildren who attended the fair used tickets they had purchased to collect food.
The President of FAWA, Mrs Beatrice Abbey, said: “We need to furnish the ward we have adopted and provide them with beds, bedsheets, television sets, curtains and drugs for asthmatic patients.”
Mrs Abbey explained that previous funds raised had helped in building new libraries for some government schools in Akropong and fete the member of HelpAge Ghana on March 6 every year, while various items had been presented to some orphanages.
She was grateful to institutions such as “Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), Atinka Media Group and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) for purchasing tickets which were presented to needy children and other organisations to enable them to take part in the fair”.
The tickets sold went for a price of GHc50 for adults and GHc20 for children.
The Assistant Secretary of FAWA, Mrs Mary Saarah Mensah, also stated that the government had assisted the organization on several occasions and appealed to other non-governmental organisations (NGO) to continue contributing in building the nation.
Children from the Accra Ridge Church, United Church and the schoolchildren from Expo School, East Legon were at the event, while a brass band from God’s Gift International School, Dome entertained the gathering with melodious tunes.