Malawi envoy to UK urges: ‘Keep supporting the needy back home.’

Malawi’s High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Bernard Sande has applauded Malawians in the UK for their benevolence and for continually supporting the needy in Malawi through charity.

Sande said this in reference to the recent dinner and dance fundraiser hosted by the Health Care Support (MAHECAS), a UK based Malawian non-profit making charity organisation that dedicate its services in assisting health provisions in Malawi a fortnight ago in Nottingham describing it as ‘hugely successful.’

It was organised to raise funds in aid for renovating and re-equipping Queens Elizabeth referral hospital’s dental unit in Blantyre was attended by scores of Malawians and friends of Malawi including the Lord Mayor of Nottingham City Councillor Merlita Bryan.

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times Sande said :“I’m so pleased with the way Malawians responded to the event to support MAHECAS UK  in fundraising funds for charity in Malawi. This is what we need; stand together as one people in supporting our country.” said Sande.

High Commissioner Sande  (centre) and some patrons at MAHECA gala night

He added: “I would to urge all Malawians in the Diaspora not only in the UK but the world over to keep supporting the needy and disadvantaged back home.”

Speaking in a separate interview Mahecas UK chairperson Dr. Mrs. Milika Matiti, a medical expert, thanked all the people who attended the Nottingham function for their continued support but appealed for more support from Malawians in the UK to continue helping her organisation in making a difference to Malawi’s health related problems.

“The little we can give through charity to our country can go a long way in helping the needy. It is not how much you give what matters but the spirit behind the giving that counts. We would like assure all Malawians and all our partners that their donations or assistance will never go into wrong pockets because we operate in a very transparent manner,” she emphasized.

Speaking at the function which was held at Belfry Hotel Nottingham City Mayor, Lord Bryan who was the guest of honour at the event expressed satisfaction and pleasure saying she was pleased that Malawians were doing something positive for their country.

“I am so impressed with the way this function has been organised. More important is the fact that Malawian people living our beautiful city of Nottingham are taking part in making a difference to their home country. This is very encouraging,” said Lord Byron.

Speaking in another interview chairperson of the organising committee of the occasion Selemani Chitulu said:“Malawians and many other nationalities responded very well rose to the occasion in raising funds for the refurbishment and re-equipping of one of Malawi’s major hospitals. It was a huge success and the turn-out was massively impressive.”

According to MAHECAS UK the proceeds from the gala night banquet will be donated Queens Elizabeth Central Hospital in the southern Malawi to specifically go towards the renovation of Phase 3 of the Dental Department.

MAHECAS UK), was formed in February 1995 and became a UK registered charity in of 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  is not restricted to people in the medical field only – everyone is free to join the society.

MAHECAS has since its inception close to two decades ago has helped hospitals with equipment and expertise.

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