JPS hands out gifts on paediatric ward

Published: Friday | December 27, 2013 Comments 0
Nurse Allie (left) looks on as JPS Parish Manager Ava Tomlin presents a gift to patient David Williams at the paediatric ward of the Mandeville Regional Hospital.
Nurse Allie (left) looks on as JPS Parish Manager Ava Tomlin presents a gift to patient David Williams at the paediatric ward of the Mandeville Regional Hospital.
JPS Parish Manager Ava Tomlin watches as patient Ricardo Moody rips open his gift at the paediatric ward of the Mandeville Regional Hospital.
JPS Parish Manager Ava Tomlin watches as patient Ricardo Moody rips open his gift at the paediatric ward of the Mandeville Regional Hospital.

Tamara Bailey, Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester:

On Christmas Eve, the children on the paediatric ward at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester were treated to gifts, hugs and smiles from representatives of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS).

"We have a soft spot for children and we like to start small," said JPS Parish Manager Ava Tomlin.

"We just recently started our JPS Foundation, which focuses on early-childhood education. We have adopted three early-childhood institutions across the island and we want to make these model schools."

She added: "For over 10 years, we have been providing nutritious support for over 20,000 early-childhood students, which helps them to grow and to develop and to learn, so we've always been in the business of charity."

The treats were handed out as a gesture to help children on both the surgical and medical wards to recover faster and have the Yuletide season brought a bit closer to them.


 

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