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Aruna Quadri visits children’s hospice in Lagos, donates to charity

Table tennis superstar, Aruna Quadri paid a visit to the Hearts of Gold Children Hospice in Surulere, Lagos on Tuesday.

Like he did in 2018, the Nigeria Open champion, alongside his wife, Ganiyat Aruna, extended same goodwill to the children and proprietors of the children’s home in Surulere.

He also revealed that plans are underway to build a foundation thorugh which he could reach out to more people in the nearest future.

“I’m very happy to continue what we started last year and I give thanks to God for giving me the opportunity,” said Aruna.

“I love making people happy and giving back because I believe so much in God and whatever He has blessed us with, it is very important that we give part of it back to the society, This is one of the reasons I’m doing this.”

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The Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice was opened in October 2003 to cater for a steadily increasing number of abandoned, orphaned and sick children who suffer from a vast range of congenital abnormalities.

An official of Hospice, Samuel Ilori, expressed his delight to have received Mr and Mrs Aruna a second time.

“We are very grateful to the Aruna family for remembering this home. This is a private hospice that relies on individual and group donations to sustain itself, with this gesture made by Quadri Aruna, he has given life to others in need,” Ilori said.

Aruna won the just-concluded ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, making it a back-to-back triumph for the African number one tennis player.

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