Artist of the moment Patience Namadingo 40-day performance to raise K5 million in aid of a congested children’s cancer ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) got a further boost with support from Airtel Malawi , former presidential aide Ben Phiri and Cockpit director Martin Nkasala.
Phiri and Cockpit Lounge supported the initiative with K640,000 on Sunday.
“What is clear is that as Malawians let us support this initiative, since we cannot leave everything to Government alone,” Said Phiri who donated K100,000 from his pocket and Cockpit gave out K300,000 while K240,000 was realised from gate collections.
Phiri said the cash is not for Namadingo but will go to improve the health sector.
On his part Nkasala said Cockpit will work with artists to assist elderly people.
Namadingo thanked Malawians for the support towards the initiative.
The Msati Mseke hitmaker said he has so raised more than K5 million.
Meanwhile, in a bid to make a difference and support the drive by celebrated Namadingo to raise funds for the children’s cancer ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Airtel Staff mobilized themselves to make contributions towards the initiative.
On Friday, the artist armed with an acoustic guitar decorated with numerous signatures of supporters of his charity campaign graced Airtel Headquarters in Lilongwe where he performed live.
The Airtel staff contributed MK815,000 in total, broken down as MK312, 000 in cash and a MK503, 000 Chipiku Plus shopping voucher.
Namadingo, however, asked his supporters to add their signatures to the scribbled backside of the eight-month-old guitar, saying the front side, where the strings are, is reserved for President Peter Mutharika.
The gospel singer said he expects to sing for President Mutharika and the first couple at State House as part of the initiative.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :