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Metropolitan touches lives through golf


Makhabo Lehloenya

Metropolitan Lesotho hosted its 5th annual Golf Charity Cup on 25 November 2015 as corporates came together “all in the name of charity and making an impact in people’s lives” according to the insurance giant’s Communication and Marketing Consultant, Tšokolo Makeka.

The Metropolitan Charity Golf Cup started in 2011 with the sole purpose of raising funds to support charities in Lesotho.  Corporates compete against each other on the course and the winning team chooses a charity of their choice. The inaugural Cup was won by Metropolitan and the first donation went to the Lesotho Breast Cancer Network.

On the day of the event golfers appeared to be fuelled up and energies were high despite the scorching sun, and the tournament was followed by a gala dinner where prizes were given out to the players as a token of appreciation. The Vice-President of Maseru Golf Club Dr Kelello Lerotholi extended his appreciation to Metropolitan Lesotho for the company’s immense contribution to the lives of Basotho, adding the tournament was “a clear association between Metropolitan and Maseru Golf Club”.

A total of 14 local corporate giants participated in the tournament and the Managing Director of Metropolitan, Mr Nkau Matete, thanked all players and guests during the dinner gala, for taking their time off to support this initiative. A striking sense of pride was felt from Mr Matete as he talked big about the event. Mr Matete said the tournament had far greater meaning than just being a sporting event.

Mr Matete said: “We don’t just play golf, we make a difference in the lives of less fortunate members of the society.”

This message was an indication of the positive impact of coming together to achieve a greater purpose.

Among the guests at the gala dinner were the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) and other high-ranking CBL officials, and top executives of participating organisations.

Ms Mathaleha Molapo of the Metropolitan Health team came first with 38 points. The top players will be treated to a weekend of golf at the Sun City next year where they will be joined by winners from Metropolitan Swaziland and Metropolitan Botswana.

The winning team which won the Cup in 2012 was Letšeng Diamonds and Touching Tiny Lives Foundation received the cash prize. This year, Letšeng Diamonds once again walked away with the Cup and a cash donation of M50, 000 will benefit the same charity organisation.

Touching Tiny Lives Foundation is a charity organisation in Mokhotlong that focuses on offering support to children and families in rural Lesotho who are faced directly or indirectly with the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS.

Metropolitan Lesotho continues to show its commitment to fostering togetherness and making a difference in the lives of Basotho across the country.


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