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Cancer Apple project rakes in N$3 million

Cancer Apple project rakes in N$3 million

The 2017 Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project raised N$3 million in aid of the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN).

The project was established in 2000 to create awareness about cancer and educate Namibians to protect themselves against this illness.

Due to the rapid expansion of the project, the Bank, as the main sponsor of the project, is constantly looking at ways to simplify it. The Entrepreneurial Challenge, introduced two years ago to increase the amount of money raised, was once again a huge success.

In this challenge the Bank Windhoek branches and departments received seed capital of N$4 500 from the Bank to organise fundraising projects in support of the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project. This year the winning branch was once again Omaruru, who generated N$55 850 in three months and Swakopmund branch who sold 62 306 apples.

More than 540 schools competed in their respective categories and share in the prize money of N$45 000. Each winning school received a cash prize of N$7 000, while second place received N$5 000 and third place received N$3 000. The prizes were given in the categories of Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary and Combined Schools.

Thank you to the Namibian public and our project partners for supporting Bank Windhoek to enable us to make a positive change in the lives of those affected by cancer. Through this project we could once again expand the footprint of the National Cancer Outreach Programme and screen more than 5 000 Namibians free of charge,” said Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Association of Namibia, Rolf Hansen.

“Bank Windhoek remains passionate about the Apple Project and is very proud to be associated with the Cancer Association. We will continue to seek new ways to add value to the lives of cancer patients and their families as we truly believe we are the connectors of positive change,” said Baronice Hans, Bank Windhoek’s Managing Director.



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