The City of Masvingo’s Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Fundraising Golf Tournament held at the Masvingo Golf Club on Sunday the 13th of December, 2020 was a resounding success with overwhelming support from golfers and sponsors from the corporate world.
The tournament was aimed at raising funds for the less privileged members of our community. The targeted beneficiaries include; Alpha Cottages, Copota School for the Blind, Association for the Visually Handicapped, Pioneer Trust, Alfred Walter Hostel, Jairos Jiri Association, John Mutikizizi Old People’s Home, Masvingo General Hospital, Mazorodze Martenity Home, Morgenster School for the Deaf, Morgenster Hospital, Mucheke Old People’s Home, National Council for Disabled Persons, Ngomahuru Psychiatric Hospital, Copota Workshop for the Blind, SPCA, ZIMCARE TRUST (MSVO BRANCH) Ratidzo School, Zimbabwe Parents for the Handicapped Children and ZIKI Cooperative Society so for the Blind.
Addressing guests and golfers who attended the tournament’s prize-giving ceremony and cocktail reception, Deputy Mayor, Cllr Wellington Mawende highlighted the importance of giving to the less fortunate members of our society that they can also have a good Christmas.
The Deputy Mayor also commented the Masvingo business community for supporting the tournament.
‘We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the valued support of the City of Masvingo’s Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Fundraising Golf Tournament. Your donations are very important to us, it helps in the continuity of the Mayor’s office’s efforts to assist the less privileged members of our community. This would have not been successful without your act of generosity in support of the golf tournament’, he said.
Also speaking during the event, Masvingo Golf Club captain Mr Peter Nyaruwata applauded the relationship between the Masvingo Business community, the golfers and Masvingo City Council. He said much hope is that the amicable working relationship will see the development and growth of the City of Masvingo which has a vision to be an industrialised metropolitan city by 2030. He chronicled some of the partnerships’ achievements to date.
‘We welcome this relationship between the Masvingo business community, golfers and the city council. I am seeing real relationship, we being the sons and council being the city fathers, we see ourselves going far.’, he said.
Apart from the fundraising golf tournament, the Masvingo Business community as well as residents had earlier own contributed towards the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Fund from the day of the launch on the 21st of October 2020.
The fundraising golf tournament whose key sponsors were Byword Motors, Golden Amen, Nyaradzo Group, Regency Hotels, Croco Motors, Headmount, Praymost attracted more than 50 golfers from across the country.