Christ Temple of the International Central Gospel Church donated GHS200,000 to the Children’s Cancer Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. Mrs. Joy Otabil, wife of the General overseer Pastor Mensa Otabil, said the church was excited learn that many of the children in the unit had who hear benefited from the earlier annual financial support provided by ICGC had fully recovered and were living productive lives.

“It is our prayer that aside improving the health care of children living with cancer, this gesture will strengthen the faith of the children and their families and the medical staff,” she said.

Mrs. Otabil explained that the donated funds were generated through ICGC – Christ Temple’s annual charity event ‘Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh,’ held on 24th December 2020. Mrs. Otabil thanked everyone who was able to donate in support of the important cause.

The Head of the Paediatric Oncology Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital,Dr. Lorna Renner received the donation and described the annual support provided by ICGC Christ Temple to the Children’s Cancer Unit as a life-saving gesture.

Receiving the amount on behalf of the hospital, Dr. Renner said the donation was a life saver for the hospital due to the novel Corona virus that affected lives and businesses. Dr. Renner reported that donated funds received in the previous year were used to purchase drugs, PPE and to pay for cancer treatment for children among others.:

For the first time, we treated over 200 patients last year. Without the support of ICGC last year, many children’s plight may have worsened,” she said.

Dr. Renner said the current year’s donation will help other children get the treatment they need. Since 2011, more than 1,500 children have benefited from the annual support provided by the ICGC – Christ Temple. The donations are part of several social intervention projects that ICGC has been implementing since the church was established.

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BY NAOMI PALME