Children, parents and the hard working staff of the PRINCESS LOUIS MARIE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL in Accra were pleasantly surprised by having their favourite celebrities cook for them as well as entertain and share quality time with them on Vals Day, 14th February 2017.
This was part of the second edition of the F14 Val’s CSR Cooking and Donation which was organized by Abba Investments in partnership with Wilmar Africa Limited, producers of Frytol and Fortune Rice. In an interview with Mr. Gideon Kwamla Oyiadzo (Jingles), operations director at Abba Investments, he said the platform presents an opportunity to share in the joy that we are all alive during this Valentine season notwithstanding our status in life, health or financial challenges. According to him, this program was organized to cheer up parents and the teaching staff while reassuring them that all is well and that there is enough love to share.
It was such a scene to see Kalybos, Mama Zimbi, MzVee and Abena Ruthie cooking and entertaining the kids. Kalybos in his usual “walaba you” style got everyone excited as though he was in character in one his ‘Boys Kasa’ videos while Mama Zimbi chose to dish out helpful advice to the parents present to help ease the pressure of caring for their sick children. It was refreshing to see MzVee playing the role of chief server and an emotional motivational speaker at the event with Abena Ruthie, serving as the chief cook.
It was refreshing to have all these wonderful celebrities spending time with the kids and cooking for them with a lot of goodies to take home for answering some interesting trivia questions. The hospital management received five thousand Ghana cedis cash (GHC5000) as well as products from Wilmar Africa Limited to support the work of the hospital.
Abba Investments is a project management outfit with the F14 CONCERT as one of its key flagship programs. The F14 Valentine CSR Celebrity Cooking was introduced last year to give billed artistes for the F14 Concert the opportunity to contribute their quota to the welfare of patients at the Princess Louis Marie Children’s Hospital while they encourage the hard working nurses to do even more.
PML Children’s Hospital is 90 years old and the first ever children’s hospital in Ghana. It was built in 1926 to cater for the needs of maternal and child health care delivery in the Greater Accra Region.