Cancer apple campaign offers shopping vouchers at Maerua SuperSpar
The competition helps raise funds for the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN). The Maerua SuperSpar Apple Drive started early March and ends on Saturday, 6 April.
Representatives of Bank Windhoek will make a stand in front of Maerua SuperSpar at the Maerua Lifestyle Shopping Centre every Saturday, where members of the public can order apples in support of the Cancer Association of Namibia. The person who buys the most apples at the end of the five Saturdays will receive a N$500 shopping voucher from Maerua SuperSpar.
“We at Maerua SuperSpar hope this initiative will encourage more Namibians to take part in the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project and raise more funds for CAN,” said Robert Voigts, General Manager of Maerua SuperSpar.
The cancer apple project runs a separate competition for schools. The schools that buy the most apples each receives a cash prize of N$5,000 for their efforts.
Schools are awarded in three categories, Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary schools. The winners in each category gets the N$5,000, while the second and third runner-ups receive cash prizes of N$2,000 and N$1500 respectively. The competition aims to encourage schools to participate in the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project. Every year, more than 360 schools participate in the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project which is currently in its 13th year.
The Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project was started 13 years ago and is considered to be one of the biggest and most successful fundraising initiatives in the country, involving almost every Namibian in all 13 regions. The project has sold more than five million apples and raised nearly N$9 million for the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN). Last year, the project sold 874,000 apples and raised N$1.326 million for the Cancer Association.
The partners in the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple project are Fruit and Veg City, RadioWave, NamPost, H&H Furniture Removals, FedEx, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, JayLo Productions and Maerua SuperSpar.