The Lake Cruise fundraising for Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) Paediatric Ward by Lions Club District 412B (Malawi and Mozambique) has raised funds totalling over K2 million.
The cruise was held from October 26 to 27. It attracted over 120 people from across the country.
The participants boarded Chilembwe vessel and sailed from Monkey Bay to Cape Maclear via Salima.
Lions Club District 412B fundraising Chairperson, Stewart Munthali described the cruise as successful after beating the K2 million target.
Stewart Munthali said, “The feedback from the esteemed patrons proves that people can come together and have a lot of fun while supporting a good cause.”
The cruise was held under the theme ‘Helping little ones fight big battles’.
Abraham George, District Governor 412B (Malawi and Mozambique), said the funds raised will be used to support patients that suffer from childhood cancer at Kamuzu Central Hospital. The money will be used to buy nutritious food for the Paediatric Ward as well as medicines.
“Lions will continue to find innovative ways to involve the wider society in supporting those in need,” he said.
In last year’s cruise, the club raised K1.2 million for KCH Children’s Ward.
The cruise took the patrons on a tourist trail at Lake Malawi on the first day (Saturday) and on Sunday morning; the cruise was dedicated to visiting tourist attractions around Lake Malawi National Park.