The Men’s Fellowship of Trinity United Church – Legon, an interdenominational church, on Friday donated assorted items worth 2000 Ghana cedis to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
The items include bags of rice, beans and gari, seven boxes of carbolic soap, 10 bundles of toilet roll, cooking oil, 16 crates of eggs and used clothes.
The group also presented a cheque for 500 Ghana cedis to officials of the hospital to help in the management of the facility.
Dr Ebenezer Kofi Hayford, the Chairman of the Men’s Fellowship, who made the presentation on behalf of the group, said it was part of the Fellowship’s annual social responsibility of responding to the needs of the less-privileged in society.
“We have been to other places over the years and so, this year, we as the Executive of the Men’s Fellowship thought it wise to come to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to assist,” he said.
Dr Hayford said there was the need for society to make the less-privileged feel at home and always know that their welfare was paramount wherever they may found themselves adding; “This is the primary objective of our donation.”
“The scriptures say that give and it shall be given unto you,” Dr Hayford said, and urged the citizenry to give freely as what they would give concerning the Word of God would be given back to them.
Mr John Asumadu, the Secretary to the Men’s Fellowship, said the Executive Council, as part of its activities in the year, had highlighted donation on its calendar to support the needy in society.
He said the Executive Council and the Church as a whole saw the less-privileged as important people in society and that, at regular intervals, they needed to reach out to them to make them know their worth in society.
Madam Beatrice Nyarko, the Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, who received the items, commended the members of the Fellowship for their support saying; “We are grateful for this kind gesture, especially with the soap that will help in the hygienic upkeep of the patients.”
She said: “We are so much touched because we thought people do not care about us but your presence here today has motivated us immensely”.
Madam Nyarko, however, appealed to other churches and organisations to emulate the group’s kind gesture and help in the upkeep of the patients.