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Gunde Boxing Promotions cheers Bwaila and KCH

Written by  Esnath Kalawe
Boxers posing with the donated items at KCH.., Boxers posing with the donated items at KCH.., pic by Esnath Kalawe

 

Lilongwe, December 26, 2017: Lilongwe based boxing promoter popularly known as Gunde Boxing Promotions on Christmas Day toured Bwaila Hospital Maternity Wing and Kamuzu Central Hospital’s Male Ward to cheer mothers of the newly born babies and male patients respectively.

This was one way of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with those in hospital during the festive season.

Thiswas the first time the group organized a charitable expedition while Christians worldwide are celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency (Mana) after donating assorted items to mothers of newly born babies at Bwaila Hospital, Spokesperson for Gunde Boxing Promotions, Arnold Kambwiri, said their aim was to demonstrate charitable work to the people as part of rejoicing the birth of Jesus.

“Today is Christmas and we were looking at how we can give back to the public from what they do to us because they do support us. This is part of giving back to them the good things they may want us to do because we rely on each other,” Kambwiri said.

According to Kambwiri, this was just the beginning of charitable tours, saying they would continue with such programs in future, therefore, asked other well-wishers to join them in implementing the programs.

“This is just the start of our visitations, we are planning to do more than this in future. Time and resources that we had were limited, but in the next visit we hope to do more than this.

“We also ask other well-wishers, especially companies, to come and join us in these charitable works because we don’t have sponsors,” Kambwiri appealed.
During presentation of the gifts to the babies, some boxers including Chikondi Makawa, Anisha Bashir and Wilson Shasha Masamba showed interest to give their own names to some babies.

The boxers promised the parents to assist their babies whenever there was need, saying they wanted the babies to grow up and be boxers as well.

One of the beneficiaries, a mother to one of the babies, Sidonia Harry, an Area 36 resident thanked the group for coming and cheering them together with their babies. She said that gesture should not be the end but be replicated to other people.

“I wholeheartedly thank the group for the donation rendered towards our babies; this is a tripple celebration as we are celebrating Christmas, we are also celebrating our newly born babies, at the same time celebrating for the donation.

 “You should also do this to other people who are in the same situation,” Harry said.

Nursing Officer for Bwaila Hospital, Anthony Chimphamba, said was happy to see boxers come to cheer mothers at the hospital, adding that he wished other well-wishers to come and do the same thing since Bwaila Hospital was open.

He further advised the parents to look after their babies properly and continue networking with the boxers.

“I therefore advise the parents to continue taking care for these babies and continue interacting with the boxers so that we as Malawians can produce a lot of boxers in future,” Chimphamba said.

The nursing officer further appealed to the boxers to continue playing their role as role models, saying Malawi should at least produce more international boxers to put the country on the map.

The donated items, valued at about K500, 000 collected from different individuals, included sugar, squash, soap and maize flour among others.

 

 

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