Bwaila Rotary Club of Lilongwe is upbeat about raising K25 million aimed at supporting needy students and buying personal protective equipment for Kamuzu Central Hospital.
The club on Saturday partnered Lilongwe Cycling Club and Anonymous Club in a Ride for the Future to cycle a 100-kilometre stretch from Gateway Mall in Lilongwe to Santhe in Kasungu to raise funds.
In an interview, Bwaila Rotary Club president Pikao Ngalamira said they are getting positive responses from organisations and individuals towards the cause.
“It has been overwhelming. We are getting a lot of support from companies and individuals. It was touching to see individuals coming forward during the event donating cash,” he said.
The 40 cyclists were welcomed by Kasungu South legislator Simplex Chithyola Banda and Traditional Authority Chidzuma, who described the initiative as a “noble undertaking.”
“I should commend Bwaila Rotary Club and the cyclists for investing their energy, time and resources in this noble cause. We have many needy students who are failing to pay fees in our colleges,” said Banda.
Chief Chidzuma was equally appreciative of the gesture and said: “This is a lesson for my community to embark on charity works.”