Nedbank gives M30 000 to Queen’s trust fund

MASERU — Nedbank Lesotho donated M30 000 and four computers to the Queen’s National Trust Fund at the Royal Palace in Maseru last Friday.

The Queen’s National Trust is a civic group set up by Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso  in 2002 to assist disadvantaged children.

The trust is currently helping pay school fees for 50 children around the country.

The head of sales at Nedbank Lesotho, Fusi Notoane, said the donation was a fulfilment of their pledge made at the Queen’s Gala Dinner in May to assist the trust.

“We fully subscribe to what the trust is doing and fully support the initiative of the trust fund,” Notoane said.

“As a bank we have also decided that we will be giving free banking services to the (trust’s) account held at the bank. We are also going to support this initiative in the years to come,” Notoane added.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Queen ‘Masenate  thanked Nedbank Lesotho for the donation.

“We really appreciate the donation; this gift will be of great help to needy Basotho,” Queen ‘Masenate said.

She urged local companies to donate to the trust and help support disadvantaged children.

Felleng Makeka, the co-chairperson of the Queen’s National Trust, said local companies should donate more to the trust to help look after needy children.

Makeka said the trust raised most of its funds during the Queen’s Gala Dinner held every May. Makeka said funds raised at the gala dinner were however not enough to cater for their needs.

“It is necessary that we find other sources of funding between the annual events,” Makeka said.

She said the computers will be used at the Queen’s National Trust offices in Maseru.

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