By Godwin Eki – EM TV, Port Moresby
The Gateway Children’s Fund PNG is focused on helping underprivileged children and raises funds through various fundraising activities, to support their charity work.
The GCF hosted the Chairman’s dinner on Thursday at the Crowne Plaze Hotel which was followed by the charity golf day at the Port Moresby Golf Club where 15 teams participated.
The charity golf event was staged to raise funds for the less fortunate and was attended by special guests, singer Michael Paynter and AFL legend Gary Ablett, who were also on hand to play golf and raise money for charity.
Also present was Chairman of the Gateway Children’s Fund PNG, Rick Paynter who said that the fund would help children who were the leaders of tomorrow. Rick Paynter has been at the forefront of the GCF for over 25 years.
“Kids living in the city without food, money, living in unhealthy conditions in the settlements, unable to attend school or unable to read and write, the charity event was for them”.
A pioneer of Gateway Children’s Fund, said that it’s always good to see the results of what they are doing; giving the benefits back to the community, especially to the young children that live in poor conditions.
Gary Ablett, who is a strong believer in the positives of helping and encouraging children and youth, said he thoroughly, enjoyed working with communities in PNG. He said that his last visit to the country had ‘changed him’ and he was drawn by the needs of underprivileged children. He said that he was back in the country to continue working with children, especially those in settlements of Port Moresby.
The Gateway Children’s Fund PNG also provides infant and maternal care, immunization, pre-school classes, elementary literacy, and community development throughout PNG.