Weʼve raised £21,249 to Support the local African communities around Latitude Hotels during Covid-19
- Funded on Friday, 28th August 2020
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The Latitude Hotels are located in some of Africa’s poorest cities where access to basic handwashing facilities of soap and water to reduce the Coronavirus transmission is very limited. Latitude are launching a fundraiser to raise much needed resources for their local communities to address the increased hardships that people are facing during this crisis…and they would love your help.
On 2nd May, the Hotel Group will launch, ‘Latitude Gratitude’, a community investment scheme kicking off with their first initiative – a 24hour swimathon fundraiser at Latitude 15° in Lusaka. Whilst the hotels have a history of supporting local initiatives, and have long-standing commitments to a variety of projects, the swimathon will be the first part of a new coordinated approach to raise much needed funds for their local communities. With the approval of the authorities and by adhering to Covid-19 guidelines and strict health and safety protocols the 12-strong team of Latitude staff and supporters, will be able to undertake this challenge maintaining physical distancing and the necessary hygiene considerations before, during and after the challenge.
All of the money raised will support 3 community initiatives in Lusaka, Lilongwe and Kampala. The funds will be used to help manage the pandemic in the local communities; by buying essential goods for distribution through NGO partners, i.e. soap, sanitiser, masks, basic food & hygiene items and also to support in-community health clinics.
We have created a number of different donation packages to give you a sense of the reach of your donation.
15 USD - You donate a household package (5 washable masks, 3 soaps, 1 hand sanitizer, 25kg of mealie-meal).
30 USD - You donate household food support for 4 families (4 x 25 kg mealie-meal - per household).
65 USD - You donate a 100-litre foot operated aseptic water sanitation station.
100 USD - You donate a PPE package to a local health care clinic (gowns, gloves, face masks).
220 USD - You donate one month of nutritional & educational support for 40 children at the local community centre.
NB. Susie Arnott, CSR Manager for Latitude Hotels, is the organiser of this event on behalf of Latitude Hotels Group.
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May 24, 2020
The Balog Family
May 13, 2020
Well done team Latitude! Thank you so much for all you are doing for your community and all the work you have done to support this most important and urgent cause!
May 8, 2020
Pleased to be able to do something towards helping Bauleni
May 7, 2020
May 7, 2020
Bravo Susie xx
Anju & Mahendra Khimasia Foundation
May 7, 2020
Well done to the strong team of Latitude Hotels - we are very proud of you.This is a great initiative and it will help the local communities very much need in Lusaka, Llongwe and Kampala.
May 6, 2020
Well done everyone.
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