One week left to buy your Apple for a cause

June 25, 2015, 11:04am


“There is still a week left to buy your apple at your nearest Bank Windhoek branch to support the 2015 Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project and help fight cancer. Apples are also being sold at participating schools in your respective communities as well as at Food Lovers Market and Fruit & Veg City outlets countrywide.”

Rolf Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN), made the remarks during a campaign drive to various Bank Windhoek branches in Windhoek, encouraging clients to buy apples for a cause.

An apple cost N$5.00 and can be bought until 3 July 2015.

 The Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project has raised more than N$11.8 million for CAN since its inception 15 years ago. The Project raised a record N$1.8 million last year and plans to raise at least N$1 million this year.

Riaan van Rooyen, Head: Corporate Communication and Social Investment at Bank Windhoek thanked all individuals, government and private institutions who have so far supported the Project by buying an apple.

He urged others to get other involved, especially parents and community members who can buy apples from schools.

The schools that sells the most apples will receive a cash prize of N$5 000, followed by N$2 000 and N$1 500 cash prizes for the second and third places respectively, in each of the categories of Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Schools. Learners who buy the most apples at each of the participating schools will also receive stationary packs from Maerua Mall SuperSpar.

Apples ordered through schools and Bank Windhoek support departments will be distributed to buyers from 20 to 31 July 2015.

The partners of the 2015 Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project are:

  • Nampost Couriers, and FedEx, who will distribute the apples, ordered by the schools, throughout Namibia at no cost.
  • Fruit and Veg City, who source the apples from South Africa and provide apples at cost price. They also coordinate the distribution of the apples.
  • RadioWave, our media partner who broadcast radio adverts free of charge.
  • Maerua SuperSpar who awards stationary packs to learners who buy the most apples at every participating school.
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) who audit the results of the school competitions free of charge; and
  • JayLo Productions who provides the sound equipment for events during the Project.