By Elizabeth Guka, EMTV News Cadet – Port Moresby
The Brian Bell Group of Companies in partnership with the Sir Brian Bell Foundation launched their Wish Tree Program yesterday in Port Moresby. The program will help to raise much needed funds for various charity organisations in Papua New Guinea.
With just a few days short of Christmas, this nationwide program is set to support charity organisations in the country. The program was initiated in 2017 and raised over K140, 000, with k180, 000 additional donation given towards the proceeds of the program.
Chief Executive Officer for Brian Bell Group of companies, Cameron Mackellar, further explains about program:
“This program is a very important program to both the Sir Brian Bell Foundation and the Brian Bell Group of Companies. We launched it last year, and essentially, it helps us to raise money for much needed charities in the country,” he said.
“This Christmas, the target for the program is set to raise k180, 000 with additional contributions from the Sir Brian Bell Foundation towards each chosen charity organisation totaling to a cost of K20, 000,” he further stated.
Sir Brian Bell Foundation CEO, Bronwyn Wright, says that seven charities will be receiving funds from the program proceeds.
“This year we are going to be supporting another seven charities. Our team members have been heavily involved in making sure that they have reached out to their communities and have picked a charity that, over Christmas will need some support,” she said.
Last year the program was able to reach out to seven selected charity organisations located in each of the Brian Bell Home Centres in the country, and this year, another seven charity organisations have also been selected.
The Wish Tree Program requires customers to purchase a K2 Rudolph Nose Christmas wish card in any Brian Bell Home Centre Nation-wide.
Sir Brian Bell Foundation has assured the customers that 100 percent of the donations towards the Wish Tree Program will go to the selected charities in the country.