Malawi Association UK raises K5m for floods victims

Malawi Association UK (MAUK) an umbrella body for all Diaspora Malawians and friends of Malawi in the UK have raised over £7,000. 00, approximately MK5  million in hard cash, for floods victims in Malawi for relief and recovery through a fundraiser event and online donations.

MAUK in association with Malawi High Commission in London and regional associations organised a fundraiser in Nottingham a fortnight ago through Nyasa Daughters of Nottingham (NDN) where Malawians joined hands and generously gave donations amounting to £1,696.00 and another £1,360. 00 was raised through online donations respectively.

According to Malawi Association UK Treasure General, Gertrude Banda the money raised totalled to £3,551. 00 and for every pound raised was doubled by the British government through a Scottish non-denominational Christian non-governmental Organisation currently working in Malawi, Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society (EMMS) International.

“We are very grateful for the generosity Malawians, organisations and friends of Malawi have shown us through this period. The support has been overwhelming and people are still making the donations handsomely,” said Banda.

Banda thanked the Malawian High Commissioner to the UK Bernard Sande and his staff for their unwavering support and dogged commitment and by providing guidance throughout .

She also thanked “everybody who donated their money, material and time in this cause.”

‘No help is small’

Addressing the people convened in Nottingham fundraiser event, Sande said no help is small to people who desperately need it.

“No help is small. Every little helps. Small help is enough when someone gives it to someone in need. It doesn’t matter how much or how little we give to those in need, what matters most is the spirit behind the giving,” said Sande.

The Malawian emissary thanked EMMS international for the support and commitment and expressed gratitude to Malawi Association UK for taking a leading role in fundraising for relief and recovery for the Malawi flood victims.

“The Malawi government appreciates your efforts in complimenting its efforts. Malawians must support each other in times of need and this is exactly how we should do things,” he said.

‘Unrelenting support’

MAUK chairperson Martin Guga thanked everybody for the timely support and appealed to all Malawians in the UK, the business community and friends of Malawi for a continued support saying Malawi Association UK thrives on their support.

Malawi High Commissioner to London, Sande speaking at the fundraiser

Malawi High Commissioner to London, Sande speaking at the fundraiser

Part of the audience at the fundraising

Part of the audience at the fundraising

MAUK chairman Guga speaking

MAUK chairman Guga speaking

Malawi Association UK Patron Jane Hampton said she was “pleased that Malawians are leading the way in mobilising funds and materials for relief for the needy in Malawi particularly with those affected by the floods”.

Air Malawi Cargo through its UK country director Steve Msamala donated £200 cheque towards the cause while a Malawian of Asian originwho opted for anonymity also donated £200 and DPP UK wing made a cash donation of £100.00.

Kathy Ratcliff of EMMS International said the money that Malawi Association raised will be doubled by the British government and will go straight to the flood victims in Malawi.

“Since 1992, the EMMS has been fundraising through bike rides in various countries in the world. We have projects in Mulanje and Enukwenu in Mzimba district. We will continue to support the people of Malawi,” said Ratcliff.

The EMMS International, whose mission is to provide medical aid throughout the world including Malawi, began its mission to Malawi with the passage of one of its students Neil MacVicar, to set up the Blantyre Mission in 1885.

Nyasa Daughters of Nottingham Secretary Brenda Malinki-Iyoha expressed contentment at the way the event went on, saying “We are obliged to MAUK for entrusting us with this responsibility. “

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6 thoughts on “Malawi Association UK raises K5m for floods victims”

  1. zingati zanu says:

    Shut up iwe wa South africa ulibe fact. Dzimwani mowa. Chimenecho chikhale chifukwa? Mulibe doshi basi! Tikupangireni fundraising kapena. Mukufuna zingati?

  2. bom says:

    5Metre yokha basi phokoso lonselija.mukhale nacho ka changeko.imeneyonso ndindalama masiku ano.zachisoni

  3. Floods says:

    Mwati mupikikisane ndi Japan tu. Mwayesesa. Siza anzanu aja a kumaika maina a anthu apenga nazo

  4. Mafana a Jozi sangamvekepo apa kuti athandiza. ndalama zawo zikungothera kumwera Heineken basi. They don’t have any knowledge of flooding kwawo kuno since MBCTv ku Joni palibe angaonere due to its poor quality programming and too much boring. Ku Joni fans yimaonera Luso TV kamba ka nyimbo ndi kuvinavina. Times TV nayonso amaonera more especially in KwaZulu natal. Zodiak akumayionera koma more especially in Durban and Pretoria but akuti zimawabowa ndi zomazimitsa TV yimeneyi since anthu ambiri amafuna azionera cha muma 1am but Akazako amakhala kuti atseka station yawo. nyadani nafe tigula yathu. TV Luntha and Timveni zimaonekanso Ku Cape town but now viewers have stopped spending their time due to poor pictures and jamming jamming too much. Eti akamaonera nyimbo yimajama Skeffa akamayimba mawu oti Chinamuluma!!!!!!!! basi yajama Skeffa uja kukamwa angoti Chi…ma!!!!

  5. This had been one of the richest flooding ever since. Money also flooding like it nobody’s business. Malawi government should also borrow a leaf from this catastrophic even that has enriched unaudited account of Flood# 1. If I can properly account this debt it reaches high ranges than the National budget which have starved to reach its expected age. Government next time muzapemphe ndalama Ku anthu and ma companies akwathu konkuno zikhoza kuyendanso mwakathithi look now individuals and companies have challenged government in alleviating this costly flooding this year. Koma guys Ku UK ndalama zachepa zedi. That meter even myself can donate to these flooding 5 million is nothing Lero kuno tomorrow I’m donating 50 million to all of you in UK so you can share pamene mwachotsa 5million. zikomo kwambiri mphatso yanu talandira koma muwakumbutse mwawapatsa ndalama zanuwa kuti alembe ma receipt since they are consumers so we have been urged to ask for a receipt in any expenditure. muwauzenso kuti chaka cha mawa akazakhalanso kuchigwaku ndalama zanu sazaziona chifukwa angazayambe kujayira.

  6. Elwin Nyirenda says:

    Kuno ku southAfrica uli wadangiliwithu wandakumbuskepo kuti nase tipangepo kadokokadoko mumagulu aghotilinagho nchachitima chomeni ichichilikuchitika ukokukaya sory.

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