The Observer (Kampala)

16 December 2012

Uganda: Crown Beverages Excites Orphanage

In the spirit of the love, faith and hope upon which Ms Milnes Winfred Walker founded Sanyu babies' home 83 years ago, Crown Beverages last Friday donated Shs 5m towards facilitation of the home.

Timothy Luzinda, the brand manager Pepsi/Mountain Dew, said the idea emerged from failure to get a winner during the recently- concluded golf tournament.

"We pledged Shs 5m for any golfer who played a hole-in-one, but none made the cut and we took a decision to offer the money to charity," Luzinda said at the Namirembe-based home.

Luzinda also pledged that as Crown Beverages, the culture of giving back will continue, not only during the festive season.

In order to show support for the Pepsi people's cause, Mukwano Industries, through Aqua Sipi mineral water, also donated five cartons of water and fifty hampers of scholastic materials for the children at the home.

Barbara Nankya Mutagubya, an administrator at the home, said the money would go towards their pneumococcal vaccination campaign. The drive comes after the home lost three children during an outbreak throughout the country last year.

And since the dose is expensive, the home is in dire need of good Samaritans to donate other daily needs such as baby formula, diapers, fresh foods and cover utility bills.

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