Trukai brings early Christmas to Cheshire
Christmas came early for the residences of the Cheshire Disability Services as they celebrated the festive season with Trukai Industries and enjoyed lunch catered by Chef Julz Henao.
This was the second time Trukai Industries had hosted a Christmas lunch for the residences and have announced it to be an annual event.
Present at the luncheon were the staff and residences of the Cheshire Disability Services, Trukai’s Brand Ambassador Chef Julz Henao, and some of the players of the SP PNG Hunters which Trukai also sponsors.
Cheshire’s Program Support and Operations Officer Tom Sarwon thanked Trukai for bringing Christmas to Cheshire and commended the company’s continued support in various forms of donations.
“Trukai is not a new face here, through Trukai’s partnership with us, we have been able to do many things together,” said Sarwon.
Cheshire’s General Manager, Benson Hahambu explained about the services they offered and the residents and staff who help to run the Cheshire Disability Services.
“Throughout the years Cheshire has assisted many people living with disabilities through its various programs. The charity organization has carers, nurses, and physiotherapists that work tirelessly day and night to ensure that residents of Cheshire are well-nourished and healthy,” said Hahambu.
Trukai Industries Marketing Manager Maryanne Tom, said the company was pleased to support organizations like the Cheshire and emphasized on Trukai’s continued support in areas of nutrition and its annual donations towards the charity.
“Our first Christmas luncheon was hosted last year and it was a great success especially with the residents so we pledged to make it an annual event. We hope we can make it bigger every year and have more supporters come share the Christmas cheer and spirit with us,” said Tom.
“Trukai has been a supporter of Cheshire for 17 years and this is because of the work that they do – they care for the less fortunate especially people living with special needs and we will continue to support them for many more years to come,” Tom added.
Through Cheshire’s community-based rehabilitation programs, the organization reaches more than 1,000 people living with a disability, changing the lives of families and communities. The program ensures that people living with special needs get the proper medical rehabilitation through trained physiotherapists and nurses at Cheshire’s clinic.
The centre is also proud of its education program, facilitating the learning of more than 50 children with special needs. Cheshire has a school-based program, where students attend classes, and its home-based education program, where teachers facilitate learning to the students at their respective homes.
Through its Corporate Social Responsibility Program, Trukai Industries has demonstrated its commitment to helping empower people with special needs through their support of organisations like the Cheshire Disability Services.
The rice company donates 100 kilograms of rice every month to Cheshire and donates cash towards the annual Red Feather charity event hosted by the Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae who is the Patron of the Cheshire Disability Services.