BULAWAYO mayor, Martin Moyo has appealed for donations towards this year’s Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Fund to ensure the poor, orphaned and disadvantaged have something to cheer during the festive season.
BY NQOBANI NDLOVU
Council last year set a target of $100 000 towards the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Fund.
Proceeds from the fund are normally used to buy goodies for the disadvantaged, aged, poor and orphaned during the festive season
Moyo told Southern Eye yesterday he has was not aware of this year’s target, but called on the Bulawayo community to contribute towards the fund “in the spirit of giving during Christmas”.
“We have a board of trustees that sets the target and I am not yet sure how much the board has set. We celebrate during Christmas, but we must remember those among us who have nothing, but also deserve a cheer during that period,” he said.
Moyo said council will officially launch the fundraising programme on November, 20.
In a statement last week, council said: “As is tradition, the Bulawayo Christmas Cheer Fund is embarking on its annual programme to fundraise for
the poor during the festive season. To this end, a launch has been targeted at the business community, industry and commerce and other stakeholders in Bulawayo.
“Kindly assist us to help the disadvantaged members of the Bulawayo community by generously giving to the destitute in the city. Your donation in cash or kind will make the 2015 Christmas season special.”
Cheer Fund bank details: Mayors’ Cheer Fund, 8700240306700 Standard Chartered bank, Fife Street, Bulawayo.