Malawi UK military community exceed target in Covid-19  fundraiser for PPEs

Malawi UK Military Community (MUMCo) have completed their 7,046 miles fundraising challenge and exceeded the target they set of raising £7,000 (K7 million) to procure personal protective equipment (PPEs) for health workers in the frontline fight against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Some of the Malawi military community members in UK on the charity challenge

The charity challenge, that started on May 4 and and finished on Sunday, May 31, has managed to raise an extra £946 (over K900,000).

There were 132 enthusiastic participants, some of whom pledged miles and some did one-off, with some joining the challenge right in Malawi.

MUMCo chairperson, Sheila Banda Tobie — who served in The Royal Artillery for 10 years — said they plan to deliver the items soon after the forthcoming fresh presidential elections

“However, we are closely monitoring the COVID 19 situation there so that we can react if an immediate need arise warranting us to deviate from this plan,” she said.

“We are currently in touch with the experts in Malawi, including the Society of Medical Doctors, who are reviewing the situation in COVID isolation centres.

“We are inclined to follow their science and recommendations on which centres to deliver the items.”

She said they were very grateful of the overwhelming support they received from both the British public and fellow soldiers in the UK and also in Malawi.

“I appeal to all Malawians in the UK and across the world to still donate if they haven’t done so already as the country needs us more than ever,” she said.

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Dondo
Dondo
9 months ago

We greatly appreciate the patriotism being embraced by the MUMCo and the Diaspora community at large, it’s such a sacrifice and we r glad that you are interfacing directly with the PPE beneficiaries.

It’s sad to c that while you r struggling with such initiatives, the officials in key positions are abusing public resources meant to achieve similar objectives for personal gains. Malawi political career is worse more than burgrary and murder. May the good Lord bless the Diaspora and teach our own politicians bitter lessons for misappropriating poor and struggling citizens taxes

Piper
Piper
9 months ago

Bravo for the mahussive job well done ! Hope the money goes where it’s meant to and not in someone’s wallet as in most cases knowing how Malawi operates. We need to champion more charity work in the country so people can learn to give and not just receiving.

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
9 months ago

Dzikomo kwambiri, akudalitseni Mulungu….. alowelereponso kuti makobidiwo akafike malo oyenera pasamvekeso zoti asowa mukatumiza

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
9 months ago

Tathokoza kaamba kachifundo chanu, bola zikawafike oyenerawo chifukwa Malawi pano wafika poti pomwe ayimangilira namadya pompo. Abwenzeretse mulungu mumatumba mwachotsamowo, stay blessed abundantly….

Kalulu Wadwala
9 months ago

Good gesture but to a wrong country. Kuno nkhani ndikutukwana

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

sitimadziwa kuti abwana nduna ya Wayer and irrogation ali ndi akazi awili.
lelo akwatila wacitatu ndee aika cithuzi.
misonkho ya a Malawi kugwila nayo nchito.taasikana ti ma kadeti a dpp awaa

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

Many of Mw-UK individuals surely can help but hey knowing its gonna be distributed among
seal their mouths and add up extra non infected cv 19 cases, Khaya!!!!!

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