Limbe Country Club (CCL) Social Football team last weekend continued their annual tradition of helping cancer patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) with a donation of K1 million ($2 222) worth of commodities.
Speaking after making a contribution of 100 blankets, 50 mosquito nets, 20 50kg bags of maize, 50 vinegar bottles, pails, sugar, soap and cups to 50 patients at QECH’s Oncology Ward, the team’s chairperson Shabir Khamisa said the gesture symbolises the spirit of togetherness in the CCL squad that has 20 players.
“Our team was formed almost a decade ago, but this is the third year in a row that we have been donating items to patients. We thought it wise to make our team a platform for charity work and we are proud that this has now become our tradition,” Khamisa said.
According to the team’s treasurer Rui Fernando, apart from raising the money from among themselves, they also approached a number of companies that contributed something to their charity this year.
“We could not successfully raise enough money for this year’s donation had it not been for the assistance we got from companies such as Nyasa Manufacturers, Sharma Electricals, ASAP Services, Associated Supplliers, SS Rent A Car, Agason Motors, Crazy Foods, Auto World, Mapeto Group, City Motors and Kips,” he said.