The Nation Publications Limited (NPL) has already raised MK11, 684,800 and is still open to receive more in the media giant’s corporate social responsibility project meant to contribute to the health sector.
Companies have also donated medical and clinical equipment to make the 2012 Mother’s Day Fun Run, which will take place in Nkhotakota, the best stocked so far.
In a post on her Facebook account, director Mbumba Banda listed the Dossani Trust, Press Trust, Limbe Leaf, and J. Thombozi as some of the major material and financial contributors to the event that will take place at Nkhotakota Boma on 6th October from 8 am.
Dossani has sponsored materials to the tune of MK4.475 million including an Infant Resuscitator, an Oxygen Concentrator, an Ultrasound scanning machine, two Doppler machines, and two Theatre trolleys.
Press Trust has spent MK4.025 million on one Infant resuscitator, an Oxygen Concentrator, and 16 Standard beds with mattresses, as Limbe Leaf has let go of MK3 million worth of 60 Cellular blankets, 60 Printed bed sheets, a Digital foetal machine, 4 Delivery beds with mattresses, and 18 White gumboots.
J. Thombozi has donated four wheelchairs worth MK184, 800. All the items will benefit people around Malowo, Katimbira and Nkhunga health centres as well as Dwambazi rural Hospital.
“We can make a difference, as individuals and through the organizations we represent. Come run,” said Banda.
The Nation Mother’s Day Fun Run takes place every year and helps in fundraising for maternal and other mother related health service and facilities in Malawi.