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Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation3 days ago
Sir Brian Bell Foundation is a proud supporter and sponsor to the Buk Bilong Pikinini program across Papua New Guinea.

This week the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Bronwyn Wright made a visit to the Buk bilong Pikinini library at UPNG.

She was amazed, surprised and overwhelmed by just what the team at Buk Bilong Pikinini achieve everyday with the children they teach.

They sang, they did spelling, they counted and even they even read her some books. Our forever motivated and upbeat CEO wanted to take the time and read a Christmas story and then another book a little closer to home on health and education reminding kids not to be scared of the doctor, they are there to keep us healthy.

It was a great day, lots of smiles, lots of laughter and even a few tears when the Sir Brian Bell Foundation team had to say goodbye.

The Sir Brian Bell Foundation supports 4 Library learning centres located in Port Moresby including UPNG LLC Campus, ATS, ATS, Evadahana primary school- 9 Mile and Hohola Red Cross Special Education Resource Centre. We are very proud to see the results each of the Libraries are making with the students each day.
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation5 days ago
Brian Bell's Wish Tree Program Launched.

By Elizabeth Guka, EMTV News Cadet – Port Moresby

The Brian Bell Group of Companies in partnership with the Sir Brian Bell Foundation launched their Wish Tree Program yesterday in Port Moresby. The program will help to raise much needed funds for various charity organisations in Papua New Guinea.

With just a few days short of Christmas, this nationwide program is set to support charity organisations in the country. The program was initiated in 2017 and raised over K140, 000, with K180,000 additional donation given towards the proceeds of the program.

Chief Executive Officer for Brian Bell Group of companies, Cameron Mackellar, further explains about program:

“This program is a very important program to both the Sir Brian Bell Foundation and the Brian Bell Group of Companies. We launched it last year, and essentially, it helps us to raise money for much needed charities in the country,” he said.

“This Christmas, the target for the program is set to raise k180, 000 with additional contributions from the Sir Brian Bell Foundation towards each chosen charity organisation totaling to a cost of K20,000,” he further stated.

Sir Brian Bell Foundation CEO, Bronwyn Wright, says that seven charities will be receiving funds from the program proceeds.

“This year we are going to be supporting another seven charities. Our team members have been heavily involved in making sure that they have reached out to their communities and have picked a charity that, over Christmas will need some support,” she said.

Last year the program was able to reach out to seven selected charity organisations located in each of the Brian Bell Home Centres in the country, and this year, another seven charity organisations have also been selected.

The Wish Tree Program requires customers to purchase a K2 Rudolph Nose Christmas wish card in any Brian Bell Home Centre Nation-wide.

Sir Brian Bell Foundation has assured the customers that 100 percent of the donations towards the Wish Tree Program will go to the selected charities in the country.

https://emtv.com.pg/brian-bells-wish-tree-program-launched/ #SBBF #BrianBellGroup
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation6 days ago
The Sir Brian Bell Centre for Transfusion Medicine now open.

On the 5th December 2018, the Sir Brian Bell Foundation proudly opened the NEW Sir Brian Bell Centre for Transfusion medicine which comprises of the collection centre, testing facility and cross matching and grouping of blood.

The event was celebrated in front of dignitaries, and team members. The Sir Brian Bell Foundation CEO, Ms. Bronwyn Wright excitedly cut the ribbon to open the doors on this national first for Papua New Guinea.

Ms Bronwyn Wright said she was happy to carry on Sir Brian Bell’s legacy in supporting health and education. “This is a pure PNG owned project and I couldn’t be happier to showcase the expertise we have here in Papua New Guinea” she said.

Port Moresby General Hospital CEO Dr Gupta “Not only creating the awareness about blood donation but the testing side is also equally important, patient safety is of paramount importance so we needed to upgrade the skills and equipment,” he said

The centre is now open and accepting volunteer blood donors, come down and remember just 1 blood donation can save 3 lives.
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation6 days ago
Brian Bell has a nose for a good deed

BRIAN Bell Group has launched a charity programme that allows everyone to take part and feel good about Christmas.

“All you have to do is purchase a Rudolph Nose for K2 at any Brian Bell Centre, write your Christmas wish on the back and hang on the Christmas tree in the stores,” said Brian Bell Group chief executive Cameron Mackellar.

Mackellar said that all the money donated would go to the charities supported by the Sir Brian Bell Foundation.
The Wish Tree charity programme was launched in Port Moresby yesterday.

The foundation will give K20,000 to each of the charity selected. Everything raised through the Wish Tree programme will be added to that.

The programme was launched last year and raised about K140,000. A target of K180,000 has been set for this year.

“Our team members have been heavily involved in making sure that they’ve reached out to their charities,” said Sir Brian Bell Foundation chief executive Bronwyn Wright.

Customer Roa Eovua praised Brian Bell for “doing a wonderful job”, not only to help different charities each year but also to allow its customers to give something back to the poor.

The charities that will receive donations are City Mission (Port Moresby), Femili PNG (Lae), Links of Hope (Mt Hagen), Modilon Hospital (Madang), Mt Zion Centre for the Blind (Goroka), Couppe House (Kokopo) and the dental clinic at the Kimbe General Hospital.

https://www.thenational.com.pg/brian-bell-has-a-nose-for-a-good-deed/
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation1 week ago
Brian Bell Foundation Donates K3.3M Worth of Medical Equipment and Support to POMGEN - EMTV.

The Sir Brian Bell Foundation opened the brand-new Sir Brian Bell Centre for Transfusion Medicine at Port Moresby General Hospital today (05 December, 2018).

The multi-million kina facility opened with the latest in high tech equipment to test all blood samples for use at Pom General Hospital.

This new blood bank and testing facility will save thousands of lives every year.

This is the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea, and now brings PNG into line with world standards.

https://youtu.be/e20gR17kqC8
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Brian Bell Foundation Donates K3.3M Worth of Medical Equipment and Support to POMGEN
The Sir Brian Bell Foundation opened the brand-new Sir Brian Bell Centre for Transfusion Medicine at Port Moresby General Hospital today (05 December, 2018)....
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Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation1 week ago
Foundation comes to the aid of blood bank
December 6, 2018The National

By LULU MARK

Blood transfusion at Port Moresby General Hospital has been made more efficient to save lives – thanks to Sir Brian Bell Foundation.

The renovated blood bank opened yesterday. Called Sir Brian Bell Centre for Transfusion Medicine, it has a collection site for getting blood from donors and a testing site to ensure the blood is safe.

Hospital chief executive Dr Umesh Gupta said the foundation financially supported the hospital with K3.3 million over three years, including technical manpower support.

This is built on the legacy of Sir Brian Bell, who served as chairman of the hospital for 30 years.

Laboratory machines and equipment were upgraded from manual and semi-automated to fully automated.
Gupta said this was a culmination of a journey of almost three years, where the hospital and its partners worked to address blood shortage issues in the hospital.

“In 2014, there were stories of people dying, and doctors cancelling patients’ appointments because there was no blood,” he said.

Gupta said a corporate blood drive was sponsored by the ANZ bank from 2014 to 2016 and the foundation sponsored the youth blood drive.

“These drives created awareness in the communities on healthy lifestyles and the importance of donating blood,” he said.

“Blood cannot be manufactured, it has to come from another human being to save lives. People were also educated that when donating blood, health checks could be made. The programmes were successful because there was no blood shortage.”

Foundation chief executive Bronwyn Wright said the transfusion centre was built on the success of the blood-drive initiative. “When the Sir Brian Bell Foundation officially started two years ago, we did so by introducing a blood donation programme aimed at the youth of Port Moresby,” she said.

“The youth blood drive saw the foundation and the blood bank team visit many high schools, colleges and universities to educate and inspire the new wave of blood donors in our community.”

The foundation’s plans included the redevelopment of the blood bank facility, a major equipment upgrade and continuous education opportunities for key members of the transfusion team.

Wright said the transfusion centre was the first of its kind in the country and other hospitals could be inspired by what had been done.

“It is a nice place to visit and donate blood and get tested,” she said.

https://www.thenational.com.pg/foundation-comes-to-the-aid-of-blood-bank/

 

Supporting Anglicare PNG

Sir Brian Bell Foundation CEO Bronwyn Wright talks to NBC PNG about the foundations support of K200,000 to Anglicare PNG Inc to address HIV/AIDs in Papua New Guinea.

Interview with Ian Clough on PNG Tonight

WOW, a great interview with the Executive Director, Mr. Ian Clough, Brian Bell Group of Companies and Director, Sir Brian Bell Foundation. We are sure that he’ll be autographing T-Shirts and posters in no time… this family has done so much for PNG and the legacy is continuing.

Welcoming the Swedish U20 FIFA Female World Cup Team
Chairman of Brian Bell Group and Director of SBBF, Trevan G. Clough welcoming the Swedish U20 FIFA Female World Cup Team to PNG. He offered a warm welcome to the team and wished them all the very best during the competition and for their stay while in PNG.
The Right Pitch

By Gorethy Kenneth, Post Courier 21/02/17

DRIVEN for success and looking to expand her knowledge base at Draper University, this 27-year-old lass that you will read about is reaping the benefits of following her dreams.

Roberta Morlin, 27, from Manus and Bougainville, is an exceptionally talented and driven young woman with her very own Papua New Guinea story.

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Sir Brian Bell Foundation Helps St John

The Sir Brian Bell Foundation has provided support to St John Ambulance with K100,000 funding assistance to maintain its operations while working to secure ongoing financial commitments.

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