MAHECAS holds gala night in Nottingham on Oct 26 to raise funds for Malawi hospital

Malawi Health Care Support (MAHECAS), a UK based Malawian non-profit making charity organisation that dedicate its services in assisting health provisions in Malawi, will on Saturday 26th October hold a dinner and dance gala night in Nottingham to raise funds that will go towards the renovation and re-equipping of a dental establishment at Queens Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre.

According to the organising committee of the event whose proceeds will be donated to one of the country’s major referral hospitals, Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital in the southern Malawi, the Nottingham fundraising banquet will be held at The belfry Hotel, Mellors way, Off Woodhouse Way, Nottingham NG8 6PY starting from 19:oo hours (7:00 pm prompt through to 01: 00 hours (1:00 am) GMT.

MAHECAS secretary Harry Mabaso told Nyasa Times that the Nottingham Dinner and Dance has been organised to bring Malawians together to dine, dance and connect while at the same time raising money for a cause back home in Malawi.

“We are inviting all Malawians and friends of Malawi grand Dinner Dance gala night to be held in East Midlands whose all proceeds will go towards the renovation and re-equipping of the Phase 3 of the Dental Department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the commercial city of Blantyre. It will be a great rendezvous for Malawians to network, associate and have great fun while at the same time doing a service to their country,” said Mabaso.

Chitulu: MAHECAS UK dinner nd dance for charty

Chitulu: MAHECAS UK dinner nd dance for charty

Mabaso is therefore asking those interested to attend the event to make their bookings in advance saying as the numbers are limited adding that there are just a few places left to what he described as MAHECAS’ most colourful event of the year.

He said: “Those that will miss the chance to attend will surely be kicking themselves in the stomach for missing out. It will be a night to remember. Those that have attended our previous events can bear witness to the fact we organise nothing but the best. All the tickets must be purchased in advance and we will not sell any tickets at the door.”

According to Selemani Chitulu, chairperson of the organising committee of the event, music on the night will be provided by master of turntables DJ Joze (Joseph Chilipula) of Zelina Music Company and DJ Yakil of Kemet FM who will spin the decks throughout the night to keep the patron on their dancing feet afloat.

Chitulu told Nyasa Times that all is set for night and that tickets which are going at £35.00 per adult and £17.50 per child under 12 years old are fast selling like hot cakes saying many people have already got themselves their tickets and that only a few places are left.

Healso said the tickets for the event can also be bought online through http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/2013mahecas-dinner-dance/10026431 and by phone by calling telephone number 0844 870 0000. He said that all major credit & debit cards are accepted.

He added: “But what people must know is that by attending to this dinner and dance they are actually making a contribution to Malawi. The money which they will pay for the ticket will make a difference to millions of people in the Warm heart of Africa, Malawi as the proceeds will be used to help in refurbishing the dental unit at Queens Elizabeth hospital, the biggest referral hospital in Southern Malawi.”

For those wishing to know more about the event, Chitulu said can contact him on 07428900020and the deputy chairperson of the organising committee, Alfred Kondwani Chalira on 07540126835 or alternatively contact MAHECAS Executive Members Janet Kabambe on 07949181364 and Harry Mabaso on 07762006227.

Chitulu also said that those who cannot make it to the dinner and dance gala night but are willing to donate to MAHECAS for their charity work in Malawi can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/malawihealthcaresupport/donate.

For those coming to attend the MAHECAS Dinner and Dance gala night and are looking for a place to stay are advised to contact the Nottingham Gateway Hotel directly on telephone number 01159794949 or visit their website: and www.nottinghamgateway.co.uk or contact Premier Inn Nottingham West, the Phoenix centre, NG8 6AS on Telephone: 08715278856 and by visiting their website at www.primierinn.com.

MAHECAS UK, was formed in February 1995 and became a UK registered charity in September 1996. The sole purpose of MAHECAS UK is to raise money to assist hospitals and medical services in Malawi.

The Voluntary Executive Committee works directly with nurses and doctors in Malawi in identifying needed equipment for their hospitals or Health Centres.

The charity has appointed volunteers to monitor and co-ordinate our assistance in Malawi who also ensures that equipment sent is used by the recipient hospital according to the terms and conditions of the charity.

Membership of MAHECAS UK, a charitable organisation that has since is its inception close to two decades ago, has helped hospitals with equipment and expertise.not restricted to people in the medical field only – everyone is free to join the society.

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