Access Forex brings cheer to cancer patients
HARARE – October 24, 2020 – REMITTANCES firm, Access Forex, last week gave out food hampers to cancer patients at Parirenyatwa Hospital’s Radiotherapy Centre as part of efforts to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
A patient being treated for breast cancer, said she appreciated the gesture as it would take pressure off her finances.
“This could not have come at a better time. Social Welfare and well-wishers have been assisting us, but the financial strain remains. Such gestures help relieve financial pressure to create more space to cater for hospital bills,” she said.
Speaking at the hand-over ceremony, Access Forex’s Business Development Manager Mildret Kujinga said the donation was from the company’s “Feed A Million” campaign which the company has set funds aside to give back to the community.
“We are overjoyed to be here today sharing this gift with you. This gift would not have been possible without our customers who transact with us here at home, in South Africa and in the United Kingdom. We really appreciate them. Please keep sending money so that we can give to the community,” she said.
Head of Public Relations at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals Linos Dhire said the Radiotherapy Centre needed new machines as the current ones are now antiquated.
“We really appreciate corporates who remember our patients. This gesture will go a long way. The main machine we have in the department was not working so this is costly to human lives at times,” Dhire said.
A local financial services firm has contributed US$200 000 for food relief efforts targeted at militating against the impact of the coronavirus.
In April, Access Forex gave out US$200 000 towards COVID-19 relief efforts with the funds drawn down from that the “Feed-A-Million” campaign currently underway.