Over 30 patients at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) benefitted from care packages donated by the Social Activities Committee (SAC) of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraphy Company (GTT).
The gesture was part of the committee’s planned activities in observance of cancer awareness during the month of October.
Communication Officer of SAC, Tiffany Greene said the initiative is one of the many ways the committee contributes to raising Cancer awareness. “Most of the representatives of the committee are parents, and while it may not be our own child laying in the hospital battling with Cancer, it still gets very emotional each year we visit,” Greene said.
“To know that we could put a smile not only on the face of a parent – but the faces of the little angels who are fighting this battle is very rewarding,” Greene added.
“GTT aims to be the number one employer in Guyana – that means giving back to our community and using that position for good. Children are near and dear to us – and are included and recognised as we lead the way in commemorating Pinktober annually,” Greene noted.
Manager of the Pediatric Ward, Marissa Singh, along with parents and patients in the Unit, expressed gratitude to GTT’s SAC for reaching out to the Unit.
“We are truly grateful for this donation to our patients. Many of them are away from the comfort of their home and we do appreciate any kind of support for both the parents and the patients,” Singh said.
At the end of the touching event, the Social Activities Committee pledged its unwavering support to the Unit over the next few years.