IN PICS: LaFarge Cement Zimbabwe hosts run for a good cause

Manufacturing concern LaFarge Cement Zimbabwe hosted a Run For A Good Cause on Saturday at Belgravia Sports Club.

An emotional Mrs Chitsaka from Mabvuku Social Services receiving donation of 416 blankets from Lafarge CEO,Amal Tantawi

The annual event was developed during the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Health and Safety Days, a period when the LafargeHolcim group across the world celebrates our overarching value, Health and Safety.

Delroy Chimbidzikai (11 years) receiving third place award for the 2.5km run

It promotes physical wellness as a key pillar for health and safety.

In contributions LaFarge said:

  • We recognise that the prevailing economic situation has left many grandparents saddled with the responsibility of caring for young children of school- going age.
  • We therefore selected these two vulnerable groups as the beneficiaries of the 2017 Run for a Good Cause by purchasing blankets for the elderly and school shoes for pupils in primary school.
  • Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe procured 150 blankets and 200 pairs of school shoes.
  • With the support of our contractors, suppliers and customers, a total of 416 blankets and 351 pairs of school shoes  have been purchased.
  • Furthermore, the employees of Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe conducted a clothes drive to collect previously loved clothes to help orphans in Mabvuku and Tafara to stay warm this chilly winter.

Jeremiah Mushasho (centre) receiving first place award for the 10km Run Men’s Category flanked by Lafarge HR Director Precious Nyika and CEO Amal Tantawi

Organisations that were beneficiaries were:

  1. Mavambo Orphan Care (Clothes Drive)
  2. St Joseph’s Primary School
  3. St Peter Claver Primary School
  4. Mabvuku Social Services Department

Participants taking part in the Zumbathon Challenge

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is one the leading cement and allied products producers in Zimbabwe. The  now Swiss headquartered company was established in the country in 1956 first as Salisbury Portland Cement then owned by the United Kingdom based Associated Portland and Manufactures Association. It was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1980, and subsequently changed its name to Circle Cement in 1982 in line with the change in the holding company name to Blue Circle Industries Plc. Circle Cement officially changed its name to Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe in 2007 and relisted on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.