Tamara Bailey, Gleaner writer
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.