IN AWKA, Anambra State, Keep Fit Sport club marked their end of the year schedule with an act of charity. The sport club, visited Real Estate Motherless Babies Home with food provisions, Christmas toys and a token of money.
While addressing the children, and caretakers of the motherless homes, captain of the sports club, Nnamdi Umenzinwa, said “this is a festive period, Christmas for that matter, so we have to use this opportunity to spread love to the less privileged amongst us to know that at least, there are people who care about their well being”.
He also explained that this is the first charity outing the club has ever embarked on to a motherless babies home, and promised that the routine will be consistently repeated as more gifts will be brought in the nearest future, which will include footwears and clothing as well.
Another member of the club and Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (ANPC) publishers of National Light, Ka O Di Taa and Sportslight Xtra newspapers, Chuka Nnabuife, said it is important for someone to show love physically and otherwise to the less privileged at all times and not just during the festive season. He appreciated the caretakers for taking care of the children diligently and encouraged them to continue their act of kindness.
Rev. Sister Philomena Akachukwu, who is the caretaker of the orphanage, welcomed the group with open arms and expressed joy by encouraging the children to pray for the group. She however, said that characters like this should be emulated by groups and individuals, adding that if everybody remembers the less privileged, the world will be a better place. She gave assurances that every child will benefit from the gift giving to them by the club.
After the visitation, the sport club went ahead to celebrate their end of year party, at new Orleans Hotel.
The chairman of the event, Victor Okpoko, emphasized that exercise is very vital and should be taken very seriously for the sake of one’s health. He also charged non club members to become club members as there are health benefits to that effect.