Roman Catholic Gweru diocese holds fundraising dinner
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GWERU- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gweru held a fundraising dinner on Friday to raise money and resources towards rehabilitating dilapidated infrastructure at its schools and health institutions.
Diocese head Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro was the guest of honor.
Business community members as Econet wireless, Trevor Dollar Real Estate, Old Mutual, Ok Mart, FBC Bank, Moonlight Funeral Assurance, First Capital, Nyaradzo Group, Bank ABC, and Studio X among others attended the fundraiser.
Bishop Nyandoro said more than ten facilities are in a bad state and need urgent renovations. He also said that the fundraiser was to pool resources to install solar equipment at schools and mortuaries in the diocese.
“As the Roman Catholic Church, we want to take lead in self-reliance and bring our people in the church and those outside to be at the forefront in providing essential services to the people. As such, we are holding a fundraising dinner to raise money so that we can renovate some of our institutions which are in bad shapes.
“We don’t have a targeted amount of money to be raised, however, any amount raised is going to be channeled towards the refurbishment of these facilities which include Zhombe Hospital in Kwekwe, Hozheri in Lalapanzi, Serima clinic in Gutu, St Theresa in Hama and Muwonde Hospital, “he said.
He said some of the facilities are overwhelmed by growing population. The fundraiser will be followed by a golf tournament on November 4, 2023, at Gweru Golf Club.
“This fundraising dinner is followed by a golf tournament and family fun day to be held on November 4, 2023, at Gweru Golf Club as another fundraising platform,” he said.