Lotus News Article

Lotus teams up with Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund UK

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 13:15
Society fundraiser held at the LOTUS ORIGINALS Regent Street store in London.
Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund, NMCF, Lotus Originals, Regent Street, London
(L-R): Aslam Farikullah, COO of Group Lotus Plc and Kathi Scott, Executive Director of NMCF UK.  [Click image to expand]

Group Lotus Plc demonstrated its support of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund UK (NMCF UK) last night at a charitable event held at the Lotus Originals flagship store in London’s Regent Street.

The event, attended by famous supporters of the charity saw Lotus making a financial donation from the income of purchases made on the evening to the charity.

Kathi Scott, Executive Director, NMCF UK said “A huge thank you to Lotus for the incredible support and for the funds donated this evening. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund UK is proud of the positive changes that have been made to the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in the past 18 years through its important work.  It is for this reason we are proud to be working with Lotus Cars, an inspirational British brand whose values of passion, individuality and gritty determination we share at NMCF UK. We are so grateful to everyone at Lotus Cars that has made this evening possible.”

The fund which was set up in 1994 by Nelson Mandela himself is now well established in South and Southern Africa, working with communities to help them to develop not only economic strength, but the spirit of caring that enables them to take care of the most vulnerable children among them.

Their latest project is to build a dedicated children’s hospital in Johannesburg. It will be called The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, and has been described by Mr Mandela as “a vital necessity which cannot be delayed”.