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Mpilo Hospital Fund-Raising jamboree by 'Touched by an Angel'

by Thulani Nkala
26 Jun 2015 at 06:28hrs | Views

Following a successful  fund raising dinner party at the Holiday Inn London Heathrow Ariel on the 6th December 2014, in pursuance of its objectives, the Touched By An Angel charity is inviting you and your family to another fund-raising function at West Drayton Community Centre UB7 9JL. The function is deliberately scheduled as a day-time event (1 - 6pm) so as to attract families. We firmly believe Mpilo and the related hospitals have over the years catered for the Bulawayo families admirably despite the economic constraints.

The charity "Touched by an Angel" is a brainchild of Mrs Judy Olonga, she is married to the Bulawayo based Peadatricain Dr Olonga - father to ex-Zimbabwean international cricketer Henry Olonga.

She has assembled a group of like-minded people who established the charitable organistaion which will be registered with the Charity Commission in the very near future. They have named their project 'Mpilo Revival' - Mpilo means life, their mission is to give life back to Mpilo Hospital, a referral hospital for the whole of Matebeleland, so that Mpilo can continue saving lives.

The funds are for purchasing life-saving medical equipment, consumables and medicines for the United Bulawayo Hospitals  - Mpilo being one of them.

At the event, a medical equipment manufacturer,  HCE - Healthcare Equipment - has kindly offered their assistance. In support of Touched by an Angel,  a range of their equipment will be displayed for sale at a nominal price for those wishing to donate. The following equipment and tests will be on display glucometer, enteral feeding machine, suction machine, laryngoscope handle, laryngoscope blades, ECG machine, tympanic thermometer and many more.

Entertainment will be provided by Henry Olonga and DJ Soxx a well-known and well sought after DJ in the entertainment scene, he boasts of a wide spectrum of music. There will be a running raffle and numerous prizes on offer, the Christmas Hamper being the main prize of the day.

"Mpilo's current condition is characterised by lack of capacity, lack of medicines and lack of medical equipment which puts people's lives at risks, we intend to play our role" Mrs Olonga said.
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Source - Thulani Nkala