As a way of showing love and care to its core brand loyalists during the festive season, ‘Indomie Santa’ paid a surprise visit to the Paediatrics unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Tuesday, December 20, to present gift items to children in the hospital as well as to donate some medical equipment to the unit.
The Indomie Santa surprise visit is an initiative of the Dufil Prima Foods, makers of the delicious noodles brand, Indomie, to express and extend the love and joy of the season to those who due to health challenges or other difficulties could not join their peers to celebrate the Yuletide.
Speaking during the visit, The Group Public Relations and Events Manager, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Mr. Tope Ashiwaju, stated that the visit to the hospital was to celebrate with children; patients who were at the hospital for one reason or the other and also to bring the celebration of Christmas to them on the sick bed. He said, “In the spirit of this season, the management and staff of Dufil Prima Foods Plc wants everyone to have something to cheer about during this festive season.
“The visit is something we do every year and it’s wonderful to see the smiles on the faces of the children when we arrived, especially with it being so close to Christmas.” said Ashiwaju.
“Having a child in hospital means the family is going through a stressful period, so we believe our token of love will help alleviate the painful experience and make a difference. In as much as they are indisposed, they would have loved to be on their feet in their respective homes celebrating. Indomie Santa decided to pay them a surprise visit, in order to felicitate with and also to present gift items to them and their mothers.” He said.
“The children all seemed really happy to see us and one girl even gave Santa a big hug, which was a very nice touch and really meant a lot to the parents to see their children so happy. It’s always a day Indomie look forward to every year.”
Ashiwaju commended the management of the hospital for the good works they have been doing to make Lagosians healthy and also for the progressive developmental initiative of the management.
Receiving the Indomie crew and Santa, the Departmental Manager, Paediatrics Department, LASUTH, Mrs. Osanyinlusi Ajibola, expressed the management’s delight for the gesture and also for considering their hospital appropriate for the surprise visit. “We are grateful to Dufil Prima Foods for their kind gesture and we hope other corporate bodies will toll the path of Dufil in collaborating with the government’s drive for a healthy society.”
Indomie has also disclosed plans to reach out to other public health centres across the country before the end of the year.