Last chance to buy an Apple and help fight Cancer

June 30, 2015, 8:24am

Last chance to buy an Apple and help fight Cancer


Year after year one of the most trusted partners in the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project are the hundreds of thousands of school learners across the country.

A record number of schools this year indicated that they would once again like to be part of the project which has now become one of the biggest fund raising events in the country.

Orders to buy apples through the participating schools close on Friday, 3 July 2015. Interested parties can also visit any Bank Windhoek branch to buy their apples before Friday.

Schools that sell the most apples in the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project will receive cash prizes 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.

“This is the last week that apples can be bought or ordered. The last day is Friday, 3 July 2015. Bank Windhoek therefore encourages parents and community members to support schools in their respective communities. You can get your apple immediately when you buy it at your nearest Bank Windhoek branch or Food Lovers Market and Fruit & Veg City outlets countrywide. However, apples ordered through schools and Bank Windhoek support departments will only be distributed to buyers from 20 to 31 July 2015”, said Riaan van Rooyen, Head: Corporate Communication and Social Investment at Bank Windhoek.

Last year, Klouterskool Pre-Primary School in Windhoek sold an average of 513.42 apples per learner, walking away with the N$5 000 cash prize for the 11th time.

In the Primary School category, Deutsche Privatschule Otavi, came in first place after selling an average of 538.67apples per learner, while Grootfontein Agri College won the Secondary Category after selling an average of 20.39 apples per learner.

Individual learners are also rewarded for their effort as those who buy the most apples at each of the participating schools will receive stationary packs from Maerua Mall SuperSpar.

The aim of the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project is to raise funds for the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN), and to create awareness about cancer and educate the Namibian public on how they can protect themselves from cancer and live healthy lives.

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.