MASERU — Insurance giant Metropolitan Lesotho who are sponsors of the annual Metropolitan Charity Cup Golf Tournament gave-away to be donated M70 000 for charity to the Lesotho Breast Cancer Network (LBCN) and Andrew Blair Orphanage in an event held in Maseru this week.
According to Metropolitan Lesotho managing director, Nkau Matete the money was from the winnings of the charity tournament which was played by 15 teams last November.
The annual tournament which started in 2011 was won by Maseru Mall who won the M50 000 prize money with runners-up Pioneer Auto Services winning M20 000.
However the prize monies were donated to the said charity oganisations by virtue of being the winners’ choice. Both teams were bound to appoint charity organisations on which to donate their prizes to.
LBCN received the M50 000 donation for the second time from the tournament’s winners following a donation by the tournament’s 2011 winners Metropolitan.
Matete said the tournament is a part of their corporate social responsibility to the less privileged and the needy.
“The tournament is meant to bring the light into the lives of those members of society who are less privileged, the recipients of the donations are chosen by the teams themselves,” Matete said.
Matete said with the help of the Maseru Golf Club (MGC) they had managed to sensitize people about the importance of the golf sport in the country.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the Andrew Blair Orphanage, Mary Mokoma thanked Metropolitan and Pioneer Auto Services for choosing to donate to them over so many charity organisations in the country.
She said their home look after HIV/Aids orphans and they were very privileged to have gotten that money because they had been struggling lately with finances.
“Food and school fees have been our main challenge but were are really pleased to see that there are people who are willing to help out there,” Mokoma said.
Meanwhile, Pioneer Auto Services Managing Director, ‘Mammaneng Ledimo conveyed her gratitude to Metropolitan for granting them an opportunity to give back to the community adding that she hoped the money would make a significant difference in the children’s lives.
On the other hand, LBCN vice president, ‘Masoai Mokone said they were humbled to see that there were people who took note of what they were doing.
LBCN was established in 2008 with the aim of raising awareness about breast cancer and promoting self-examination and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.