Fundraising dinner for Harare, hospitals


MEDICAL charity Vana VeZimbabwe will today host a fundraising dinner dance in London to contribute towards the purchase of medical equipment for hospitals in Zimbabwe.

Own Correspondent

Vana VeZimbabwe is a non-profit making organisation founded by UK-based Zimbabwean professionals Dorica Chanakira, Jesca Gudza, Juwannella Chanakira and Carol Zimano.

Dorica Chanakira
Dorica Chanakira

All four women have professional backgrounds and abiding interests in the health services sector.

Leading Zimbabwean businessman and founder of Kingdom Bank, Nigel Chanakira, will be the guest speaker at the event being held at Oasis Banqueting suite in the Barking area of East London.

Jesca Gudza, one of the charity founders and event organisers, called on the Zimbabwean community to come out in full support of the fundraiser, adding that Harare Hospital and Bulawayo’s Mpilo Hospital would be the first recipients of the charity’s assistance.

“The rebuilding of a healthy Zimbabwe begins with cultivating healthy minds, both young and old. It all begins with improving our health services and Zimbabwe’s hospitals are in dire need of equipment,” Gudza said.

“As an organisation, we will begin by donating wheelchairs. This will mean easier, more comfortable transportation of patients and ease of mobility for those visiting relatives in hospital. So come and be a part of a healthier, more productive Zimbabwe.”

The event will be compered by renowned Zimbabwean inspirational speaker Glorianne “Glo Diamond” Francis and Carol Zinamo, one of Vana VeZimbabwe founders.

Other speakers at the event will include presenter and philanthropist Pauline Long, success coach David Musendo, chairperson of Inspire Zimbabwe Foundation, Florence Chaurura, and Itayi Garande.

Guests will be treated to a thrilling line-up of performers including gospel artiste Carol Felice Nyakudya, gospel rapper Ace Tinashe, and Birmingham-based singer and rapper Lyfe Martinez.

Popular DJ Big Mike will weigh in with offerings that are guaranteed to keep guests on the dance floor.