It was another opportunity to save the lives of children with congenital heart disease and transform the lives of underprivileged Ghanaian families through the benevolence of the Children’s Heart Foundation, its sponsors and partners through the maiden Garden Bazaar.
The Gardeners Bazaar, brings together garden lovers and enthusiasts as well as provides an opportunity for all individuals who want to purchase unique Christmas Gifts, for a cause that will make significant impact to a Ghanaian family through saving lives.
Some of these gifts include exotic plants, garden accessories garden tools, plants, feeds, inspiring quote plaques for the home, accessories and among others.
The Children’s Heart Foundation Ghana (CHF Ghana) is a charity organisation committed to providing financial assistance to some of the approximately two hundred Ghanaian families who find themselves in the very stressful and difficult position of trying to save the life of their child diagnosed with a congenital heart disorder.
For the past eleven years, the foundation, with support from its generous sponsors has raised over GHC3.7 million to pay for the surgeries of 209 children of up to 16 years of age. Currently, there are 53 more children on the waiting list.
Every year, the Children’s Heart Foundation Ghana organizes major events including balls, health walks and this year’s garden bazaar to bring together its very wide and highly varied Corporate Sponsor community, their families, clients’ stakeholders, and a hard working team of volunteers who provide support to the six trustees to make this event a success to raise funds to support these children.
CHF Ghana is managed by a team of Trustees namely – Mrs. Jacqui Ahomka-Lindsay, Mrs. Karen Hendrickson, Mrs. Surama King, Mrs. Grace Krobo Edusei, Ms. Folake Ojo and Ms. Dzigbordi Kwaku-Dosoo, who are supported by many wonderful teams of volunteers.
According to Madam Jacqueline Ahomka-Lindsay, President for the Foundation, “2020 has been a redefining year due to the COVID -19 pandemic and CHF was unable to organize its usual flagship themed event. However, there are so many Ghanaian children on the waiting list, in dire need of an average of GHC46,000 or USD$8000 for their open-heart surgery. So it was important that in addition to personal outreach, the foundation had to focus on other fundraising efforts.”
She expressed the organization’s excitement to introduce the maiden edition of The Garden Bazaar assuring that “We are committed to providing financial assistance and COVID has made it more important for us to work harder to save their lived and we need to find other means of raising more funds”.
She called on families who are suffering to raise funds to cater for their children suffering from congenital heart disease to send an email via [email protected] or call +233 505-522-488 l +233 241-059-446 or visit www.childrensheartfoundationghana.org. “We are here to help and they should not be discouraged”, she assured.
On behalf of the trustees, Madam Ahomka-Lindsay expressed immense gratitude to its existing Sponsors who have continually supported them over the years. She also thanked the new sponsors who have chosen to come on board and called on other organsations and the general public to come on board to contribute towards this worthy cause. Interested persons can contribute via short code*725# – Till No. 705908