The Sunday News
Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWE Cricket on Tuesday disinfected Chinyaradzo Children’s Home premises and donated hygiene essentials as well as some medication to support the orphanage’s coronavirus fight.
The essentials were presented to the Harare home by a ZC delegation led by acting managing director Givemore Makoni. Also, part of the entourage was director of cricket Hamilton Masakadza as well as Zimbabwe limited-overs captain Chamunorwa Chibhabha, women’s national team captain Mary-Anne Musonda.
Some of the items donated by ZC were toilet rolls, hand sanitisers, disinfectants, vitamin C tablets and paracetamol syrup.
Chibhabha and Musonda took part in the disinfection process which saw the children’s bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, walkways and playing zone being disinfected.
ZC said the show of compassion is part of cricket mother body’s continuous action to offer support to vulnerable members of Zimbabwean society during the Covid-19 crisis.
“The donations were made as part of ZC’s ongoing activities to provide assistance to vulnerable members of the society during the coronavirus pandemic. ZC will be making similar donations to another orphanage in Bulawayo, with two hospitals also set to receive essentials from the organisation,’’ read part of ZC’s statement.
Makoni expressed ZC’s extreme interest to support the exposed in society during trying times seeing that everyone is affected by the pandemic.
“We see this as more than just doing our corporate social responsibility. As ZC, we have a burning desire to support the vulnerable and less fortunate among us in society and during this pandemic that is affecting everyone, rich or poor, young or old, we felt it was critical to remember the children at this home,’’ said Makoni.
His hope was that the disinfection and the few items that ZC donated will go some way in helping Chinyaradzo to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Receiving the items, an official at the children’s home said the donation was timely and will go a long way in assisting the institution in the fight against Covid-19.