Smiles at Cheshire Home

There were smiles of delight all around as Santa delivered gift bags to residents of the Cheshire Home at Hohola, Port Moresby.

In his traditional red suit accompanied with his jovial laughter, Santa, who was part of the Rotary Club, helped to spread the Christmas cheer today.

Fincorp managing director and member of the Rotary Club, A.R Tony Witham, said the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce had initially asked for donations when the Port Moresby Rotary Club put their hands up to be part of this worthy cause.

“The Port Moresby Rotary Club has been involved with Cheshire Homes for a long period of time and will continue to do that,” he stated.

“The Royal PNG Constabulary also assisted in giving Santa a police escort today, a special sleigh.

“And I think the residents and family members here have enjoyed Santa coming and once again, the Port Moresby Rotary Club wishes everyone in Papua New Guinea a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”

Meantime, Cheshire disAbility Services administration assistant, Winnie Awamasimbie, said it was a first for Santa to visit the residents.

“And we are all very happy that they (residents) all have gift packages.”

She also acknowledged members of the Wanigela SDA Deaconess Church, who added to the festive atmosphere with their beautiful harmonies.

“We always have church groups who come and visit as well as donate items to the residents. And they are always happy when they have visitors.

“We are very thankful to have both groups here.”

Carmella Gware