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Alleluya fundraises for hospital in free concert

FOR A CAUSE—Chiwalo and Alleluya Band performs during the concert—Picture by Sam Banda Jnr

Balaka-based group Alleluya Band on Saturday afternoon took to the stage to give people a treat in a free concert held at La Caverna in Blantyre.

The show was aimed at raising funds for Andiamo Comfort Community Hospital in Balaka which offers free services to among others, children under the age of five.

Last year, Alleluya Band also held a free show at the same venue which attracted the presence of Coss Chiwalo, Paul Subili, Paul Banda and Charles Sinetre.

This time around the audience was treated to performances from Chiwalo, Subili and Gertrude Naluso.

During the show, there was also the launch of a book titled Zikomo 1977- 2018 – 41 years of unfinished joy in Malawi.

Medical Officer at Andiamo Comfort Community Hospital Dr Chikondi Mwale, hailed people for embracing the concert saying their presence had helped support the hospital.

“We are happy with the turnout and impressed with the support from people. Most of the shows thatAlleluya Band holds in the country and outside are aimed at raising funds to support our hospital. Previously, we were a health centre but now we have expanded our services,” Mwale said.

He said the event had put the hospital on the map.

Personal Assistant to Alleluya Band founder, Father Mario Pacifici, Patrick Bwanali, who is the brains behind the book alongside two Italians Giovanni Diffidenti and Giuseppe Goisis, also thanked people for coming to support the event.

Bwanali said the event was not all about the book launch and Alleluya’s performance but rather to talk about Father Mario who came to Malawi in 1977 before establishing Alleluya Band the following year.

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