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Windhoek Charity Cup back for its third instalment

05 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek Charity is a formalised non-governmental organisation that hosts an annual charity event known as Windhoek Charity Cup. The tournament is now in its third year and is seeking sponsors, donations and corporate teams to enter the annual Windhoek Charity fundraiser sports event. The third annual event will be hosted tomorrow at Unam Stadium.

The first-ever Windhoek Charity event was held in 2017 at the Unam Stadium and was attended by well over 1 200 people. The event raised well over N$200 000 worth of sponsorships and donations. With the help of companies like Omualu Fishing, NDTC, Coca-Cola, Pupkewitz Megabuild and Ready Bites, the children from four children’s homes located in the poorest areas of Katutura benefited from the initiative.

The second event, held in 2018 at the same venue, was attended by over 2 500 people and raised well over N$200 000. Sponsors included EMH Prescient, Coca-Cola and Ready Bites, and the ONE Economy Foundation.

Having raised over N$400 000 and receiving over 3 800 attendees in the last two annual events, this year the event hopes to attract more attendees and to raise more funds for the chosen children’s homes which have been supported. The 2019 Windhoek Charity event aims to make a more sustainable impression on the lives of these children with changes which will continue to benefit the homes long after the event is done. This year the tournament will once again include a combination of social and corporate 7-A-Side soccer, and netball and volleyball teams competing for first place in a fun filled family oriented environment.

Food and drinks will once again be provided by different Namibian companies with the organising committee inviting a few SMEs to exhibit at the event and those the proceeds also going to charity. A kiddies section which includes face painting and jumping castles etc., will also be set up at the event.

This year the event hopes to attract over 4 000 Namibians. All proceeds from the 2019 event will once again assist children from the same three children’s homes the charity has been working with for the past two years. In addition to the food, clothes, appliances, and furniture, the aim is to build small libraries at these homes and fund tutors to be able to help the kids with their tests and homework. This is driven by a need to be more sustainable instead of just being someone who drops by once a year.

Entities or persons who wish to donate old clothing, blankets, food, toiletries and sanitary products for the children’s homes can donate via the website at www.windhoekcharity.com or call Eben at 081 643 5972 or contact Windhoek Charity at [email protected]

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