• April at Flamingo: Creating a buzz...

    Malaria is the world’s biggest killer of children. It’s also completely preventable.

    Since it’s World Malaria Day this month, with a little help from some footballing friends, the team here will be doing our bit to raise awareness of how the humble mosquito net can help prevent this disease.

    Whilst footballers spend their working lives trying to get one in the back of the net, this April, they’ll be highlighting the need for an altogether different kind of net.

    Our ‘Bets for Nets’ challenge will see how many footballers we can cram into a goal net all to raise cash to buy mosquito nets via the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign.

    Steven Pienaar, Everton mid-fielder and former South Africa team captain pictured below with Katie and Sarah from Flamingo says: “I’m happy to help spread the buzz about stopping malaria this World Malaria Day and encourage everyone to buy a net from the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign – a great initiative that sends nets and saves lives. No child should die from a disease that’s easy to prevent.”

    Along with our friends at bar and restaurant The Living Room, we’ll also be hosting 14 live ‘Music for Malaria’ events, and promoting their bespoke ‘Mosquito Mojitos’ – both of which will raise money to buy mosquito nets.

    And, keep an eye out for our ‘net-napped’ statues - we’ll be enlisting the help of everyone from John Lennon to Queen Victoria as we hijack famous statues in our nation’s city centres to raise awareness of the campaign.

    Nothing But Nets is a grassroots initiative that raises funds to distribute long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets to families across Africa, and educate communities on how to use them.

    If you'd like to buy a Mosquito Net, please visit: www.flamingofoundation.org/shop.

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