Castel Malawi has injected K2 million into Oktoberfest, a music festival organised by the Blantyre Round Table Number 20.
The festival will take place tomorrow at Emperors Palace in Blantyre.
The event, which will have music performances from Theo Thomson, Find Codi and Ri the DJ, aims at raising funds for the rehabilitation of the Louis Marchesi Physiotherapy Unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech).
During the cheque presentation on Wednesday, Castel Malawi managing director Gilles Leclerc, who was accompanied by commercial manager Chantal Akoumany, said the assistance aims to commend Blantyre Round Table’s charitable work. He pointed out that Castel feels duty-bound to support a good cause.
“We believe our contribution will add value to the existing good work by Round Table 20. This is in line with our corporate responsibility strategy of supporting health, which is a priority area in Malawi,” he said.
Blantyre Round Table vice-chairperson Dayaan Arab thanked the beverage company for the support and urged other well-wishers to support their initiative through the festival.
“The support we have from Castel is a great starting point. We hope others will emulate this good gesture,” he said.
Qech physiotherapy ward was built by the International Round Table, whose founder was Louis Marchesi. However, Blantyre Round Table would like to expand it and make it a double-storey building to accommodate more patients. n