The Lilongwe based choral grouping, Great Angels on Saturday gave sick children at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) an early Christmas treat when they donated assorted items amounting to over K500, 000.
The choir which has established itself as one of prominent gospel music groups, donated soap, Sobo squash, sugar, bread, body oil, cups and plates among other items, in an event described as part of the its’s spiritual ministerial work.
About 400 sick children from patients wards A, B and C benefited from the donation that managed to put a smile on their faces.
”It is our obligation as a group to reach out and touch those that are in need. Apart from spreading the good news through songs, we have to take part in charity and help out those that are underprivileged including the sick,” explained Williams Zonda one of the choir’s leading members.
Zonda said there is a need for gospel artists in the country to match their works with action, instead of focusing on money and fame.
Funds used to purchase the donated items were from the group’s account apart from contributions from well wishers including companies.
”Those in hospitals are part of our audience and as way of thanking our fans for their support; we decide to give out to the sick. We hope others will emulate the gesture. This year has been successful one for us and this also one way of thanking God for His favours on us”.
Some of companies that contributed towards the donation include Candlex and Shoprite.