The Ryder Charity Golf Tournament at Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC) on Saturday raised K26.7 million.
The event, organised by Golf Union of Malawi (GUoM), pitted Malawi against the Rest of the World.
The money will go towards buying medical equipment for Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH).
The Malawi team, which was captained by Vice-President Saulos Chilima, won with a score of 40 points while the Rest of the World team, led by British High Commissioner Michael Nevin, had 36 points.
Chilima expressed gratitude to companies, individuals and golfers who contributed towards the cause.
“This [tournament] is for a good cause and the response has been great. I accepted to play the full course because we are doing something noble. I am glad that we have achieved a noble cause. My appeal is for continued efforts from companies and organisations towards such causes because government cannot do everything,” said Chilima while congratulating Team Malawi.
On his part, Nevin said: “We had a good interaction while contributing towards a worthy cause. We lost on the course but we had fun and achieved our goal. I thank the golfers and all who came to take part in this event, “ he said.
GUoM president Frank Mvalo expressed gratitude to the Veep and Nevin for taking part in the event.
“We are grateful for the presence of the Vice-President. It was an honour to have him here. We also appreciate His Excellency Mr. Nevin and his team for accepting to play our team. The response from companies and golfers has been overwhelming and we are not taking that for granted,” said Mvalo.
Member of Parliament for Lilongwe City Centre, David Bisnowaty, also donated some medical equipment on the day to KCH.