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Chivhoko launches US50k Xmas Cheer Fund

MARTIN MAWAYA

GWERU-Gweru City Mayor, Cllr Martin Chivhoko has launched an ambitious Christmas Cheer Fund of US50 000 for the underprivileged in the city of progress.

The funds raised under the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Fund are used to pay for school fees and buy food for the elderly and children’s homes.

This year, the fundraising committee has lined up a number of activities that include a golf tournament on the 2nd of December, followed by fundraising dinner and the marathon on the 8th and 10th of December.

Last night, the cheer fund raised US$4 292 cash, 500 kgs of rice, 100×10 kgs of mealie meal and 20×2 litres of cooking oil.

Officially launching this year’s cheer fund, Mayor Chivhoko urged the business community to play their role of corporate social responsibility to support the less privileged in the community.

“The target of this year’s Cheer Fund is US$50 000, which is intended to help the beneficiaries in either educational endeavors or day to day  living needs. I want to take this opportunity to also call upon the business community to take up social responsibility through educational aid by paying school fees for students to a level where they can stand on their own feet,” he said.

The Mayor, also implored the business and members of the community to participate on upcoming events lined up by the fundraising committee.

Last year, learners at various schools including students from Midlands State University benefited from fees payments from the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Fund.

 Mudavanhu Children’s Home, Jairos Jiri Naran Centre, Midlands Children‘s Home and Batanai Old People’s  Home benefited from the 2022 fund.

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