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Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Projects raises N$33.9 million in funds

2022-12-09  Staff Reporter

Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Projects raises N$33.9 million in funds

The Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project, in aid of the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN), has raised N$33.9 million since its first donation of N$250 000 in 2000. 

The Bank’s executive officer of marketing and corporate communication services, Jacquiline Pack, this week confirmed that a further N$2 million has been raised by the annual project.  

 “The past 22 years have seen Bank Windhoek cement its support for the work done by CAN, making the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project the cornerstone of our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts,” said Pack.

The Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project is one of Namibia’s most significant fundraising initiatives. 

“It is the most consistent demonstration that Bank Windhoek is a connector of positive change and an organisation that cares. We remain proud of this association and commit to raising funds for this worthy cause well into the future,” said Pack. 

For the 2022 project period, Pack shared that the project set a record for the number of apples and apple juices sold. The total number of apples distributed was 466 548, and the number of apple juices stood at 93 000. 

In his acceptance remarks, CAN’s CEO Rolf Hansen said the continued support from Namibians and Bank Windhoek through the project for CAN is critical in achieving its objectives. 

“We can only impact lives where the collective community stands in solidarity when the individual is in need,” said Hansen. 

“In celebration and thanksgiving of this generous amount raised through the humble and sincere contributions of all Namibians, and especially the dedication of Bank Windhoek employees, I say thank you, but with a heart full of true gratitude.” 

The Cancer Association of Namibia uses funds from this project for its annual outreach programmes and pro-bono cancer screening across all 14 regions countrywide.

2022-12-09  Staff Reporter

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