ccra, 12th April, 2012: In keeping with their promise Happy Fm the number one sports station and Lakeside Estates, organizers of the annual Independence day 5km Fun Run, have made a donation to the Mercy Social Centre at Ashale Botwe in Accra.

The collaboration between Happy Fm and Lakeside Estates is to encourage Ghanaians to exercise, which is requisite to maintaining a healthy lifestyle said Charles Osei Asibey, General Manager of Happy Fm.  He Furthered, We also extend this hand of assistance and cooperation in the same bid of enhancing livelihoods.

Mr. Salah Kalmoni, Managing Director of Lakeside Estates also mentioned that, “next year, three children from the Mercy Social Centre would be sponsored to participate in the 5km run. He further encouraged the children at the centre to commit themselves to their studies as well as developing their talents in order to make meaningful contribution to society.

Making the presentation worth about GHS1, 900 on behalf of the group, Mustapha Ofori, the Public Relations Manager for Lakeside Estates was optimistic that the gesture could be sustained.

“The Mercy Social Centre is grateful for this hand of support extended to us by Happy Fm and Lakeside Marina, and we would be glad to be a part of the run in future. We aim to add value of the children here and sports is one sure way to do so”, Mr. Abdelaziz Alaoui, the ManaginG Director of the centre said. He entreated other bodies to emulate the gesture in order to enhance the lives of children who are in genuine need of assistance.

The second edition of the Happy/Lakeside Marina Independence Day 5km Fun Run came off on the 6th of March this year at the Lakeside Marina Park, with the organizers promising to donate the proceeds from the event to charity. The event which drew participants from corporate bodies as well as individual participants.

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