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Health News Tue, 23 Jul 2013

Two bodies support cerebral palsy patients

Team CSR Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that supports organisations to discharge their corporate social responsibility, has partnered the Salvation Army Ghana at Agona Duakwa in the Central Region to launch an SMS short code to raise funds to build a treatment and rehabilitation centre for children and young adults with cerebral palsy.

The project has already raised more than GHc50,000 with the support of corporate partners such as Vodafone and some celebrities.

Mr Ato Hayford, the coordinator for rehabilitation services for the Salvation Army Ghana, said his organisation had realised the need to support children with cerebral palsy in the country.

He stated that the Salvation Army could not do it all alone and, therefore, called on other benevolent organisations and the community to help the children who were often deserted and abandoned.

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He said mobile phone users could text CPAID to short code 1947 across all networks to donate GHc1 to support this worthy cause and also win prizes.

Mr Jonathan Akuamoah, CEO and Founder of TEAM CSR Ghana, said Ghanaians had the ability to make a difference in the lives of the needy.

The proposed facility, located at the Salvation Army clinic in Agona Duakwa, is currently under construction.

Source: Graphic.com.gh