Malawian Manchester United supporters has donated hospital equipment and supplies to Mzuzu Central Hospital. The donation, worth K3million is a follow up to previous donations to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and Kamuzu Central Hospital by the Man U supporters WhatsApp group.
A member of the group, Allan Chinula, said the group has been motivated by the ideals of the Manchester United Foundation which does a lot of charity work across the globe.
The donation, which has been donated to the Hospital’s surgical department, includes patients trolleys, bed screens, digital blood pressure machines and other surgical equipment.
“It was inevitable therefore, that we were going to adopt Manchester United’s corporate social responsibility agenda, and go beyond the forum to assist the vulnerable, disadvantaged or the needy people in our country. Manchester United showed the way by establishing the Manchester United Foundation, as a vehicle through which the club undertakes its charity work,” he said.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Dr John Chipolombwa, said the donation would go a long way in helping patients at the hospital.
“We are appreciative of this donation because the supporters asked us what we wanted and got us that instead of just bringing items without consulting us”, he said adding that some donations made to hospitals become irrelevant when they dont respond to the needs of the hospitals.
“The Manchester United supporters have done what most groups dont. They came to us and asked what we wanted instead of just coming with what they thought we needed”, Said Chipolombwa .
He called on other wellwishers to follow the example set by the Manchester United supporters WhatsApp group.
“The government does its best to give citizens free healthcare but it cant provide everything. It is always important when citizens take a part in helping those in need”.
The Manchester United Malawi Supporters WhatsApp group comprises of Malawians, based in Malawi and beyond, who are keen and fervent supporters and followers of Manchester United Football Club.
“The basic and primary objective of this grouping was to create a forum where we, as Malawian Manchester United supporters can share news, views and opinions about Manchester United,” Chinula adding, “It has become a forum where we show our passion and love for Manchester United. A forum where we can also exhibit our frustrations when things go sour for our beloved team without being judged.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :