The United Kingdom of Malawi Military Community (MUMCo) will join other staff on November 4, 2021 to raise donations for the Royal British Legion (RBL).
MUMCo is a network of British soldiers of Malawian descent, which organizes events to benefit communities in the United Kingdom and Malawi.
RBL is one of the leading charities helping men and women of past and present service including their families in the UK.
Speaking on behalf of MUMCo, the group’s communications director, Sergeant Chimwemwe Musicha, said: “Armed service families, in particular, play an important role in this year’s Poppy Appeal, an event where the RBL collects donations across the UK. We felt it was important to fundraise for this worthy cause as a community greatly appreciates the support of RBL. “
Commenting on the day’s event, MUMCo President Sheila Tobie Banda added: “The community has been particularly honored to have been offered their own stations to pick up in London, including some of the network’s well-known stations. underground. This will greatly improve our efforts as these are some of the busiest places in the famous City of London. “
At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, MUMCo members ran, walked and cycled 7,000 miles, which is an approximate distance from the UK to Malawi, to reach a target of £ 7,000 to purchase equipment Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in Malawi.
The challenge was also dubbed 7,000 for 7,000 raised over £ 8,000, exceeding its original target, which was then handed over to Malawian health workers in Dedza and Mwanza districts.
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