ZNA Charities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the realisation that there were some ZNAmembers and their dependants who needed assistance from time to time, the organisation established the Army Charity Race in 1997 as a vehicle to fundraise for the organisation's  five  charities.  These  are  T sanga  Lodge  Convalescent Centre, the  ZNA  Benevolent Fund,  the  ZNA  Widows and  Orphans Fund,  the  ZNA  Schools Welfare  Trust  Fund  and  the  ZNA  Patients Fund.


Tsanga  Lodge  Convalescent Centre:    A  rehabilitation  centre  for  the  Defence Forces  situated  in  the  Eastern Highlands.


ZNA  Widows  and  Orphans Fund:  The  Fund  helps  widows of  the  deceased  members especially  during  the  period  when terminal  benefits  are  being  processed.


ZNA  Schools Welfare  Trust  Fund:  The Fund maintains existing Army Schools and develops new ones, for the benefit of children attending Army schools within the  cantonment and surrounding areas.This  Trust  was launched  by  the  President and  Commander in  Chief of  the  Zimbabwe  Defence Forces  in  the  year  2000
Army Patients Welfare  Fund:    The  Fund  is  meant to  cater  for  hospitals,  hospitalized  and  sick  at  home  members through  the  provision  of  basic  needs  such  as  toiletries  and  other  goodies.


ZNA  Benevolent Fund:  The  Fund  caters  for  the  welfare of  the  troops  on  operational  commitments  such  as  demining  and  boarder  control  operations.


FUNDRAISING  ACTIVITIES


2.  The  ZNA  Charities conducts  the  following  fundraising  activities:


a.  The  ZNA  Charity Horse Race.  Established in 1997, the ZNA Charity Horse Race was for a long time a major fundraising vehicle for the  Army Charities. The Race is held under the stauspices of Mashonaland Turf Club at the  Borrowdale Race Course in  October and this  year will mark the  21    edition of the  Charity Horse Race. Over and above the  horse racing,  a number of activities like Raffle Draws, kids entertainment and musical entertainment at the main arena also take place. The event is a fun packed family day for everyone to enjoy. Delta Beverages are the major partners for the Charity Horse Race.


b.  The  Commander ZNA  Charities Ball.  The Charities Ball is  a fundraising  Dinner hosted by the  Commander of the  Army mainly targeting  Corporates. The Dinner is  held in  Harare, and for  the previous two  editions was held at Zimbali Gardens in  Greendale. An average of 600 guests are invited  (60  tables)  with a table  of ten  costing $1500.00. The Charities Ball is  a major fundraising  vehicle for  the Army Charities and  is  traditionally  held  during  the  first  quarter  of  the  year.


c.  The  Bulawayo Charities Dinner Dance and  Golf T ournament.  These two events give the ZNA Charities a national outlook as it affords corporates and individuals from the Southern Region an opportunity to  contribute to  the  Charities cause.   They are normally held back to  back (that is  Dinner Dance on Friday and Golf T ournament on Saturday) in  the  first week of September.  The Golf T ournament  is  organised  in  conjunction  with Bakers Inn  Byo and  will this  year  mark the  fourth  edition.


d.  The  Commander ZNA  Charities Soccer Shield.  This is  an  invitational  soccer  tournament  comprising  selected  teams  from  the  PSL.  The tournament  is  organised  in  conjunction  with ZIFAand the PSLand this year marked its sixth edition. The Soccer T ournament affords the members of the public an opportunity to contribute directly to the ZNA Charities cause by attending the organised matches. The  winners of  the  previous  tournaments  include:


      a.  Caps United FC-2013.
      b.  FC  Platinum- 2014.
      c.  Highlanders FC-2015.
      d.  Highlanders FC-  2016.
      e.  Caps United FC-2017.
      f.  Dynamos FC  –  2018


Fundraising  is  a  continuous  activity.  Donors and  well wishers may send  donations  in  cash  or  kind  to  Zimbabwe  National  Army Charities.


Contacts:
Lieutenant Colonel Fabion Chitungo
Josiah Magama Tongogara Barracks
PBag 7720 Causeway
Harare