Manchester City Star Yaya gets net-napped

As it is World Malaria Day this month, one of Manchester’s favourite footballers has been doing his bit to raise awareness of how the humble mosquito net can prevent this deadly disease.

Whilst Yaya Touré, Manchester City mid-fielder spends his working life trying to get one in the back of the net, now he is highlighting the need for an altogether different kind of net.

 

Just £7 buys a Mosquito Net from the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, protecting a whole family.

 

Yaya Touré says “Every 60 seconds, a child dies of malaria. It is one of the leading killers of children in the world, but is so easy to prevent. A mosquito net costs just £7, but is one of the single most important ways to stop the spread of malaria.”

 

“Yaya Touré has been a great sport getting net-napped to raise awareness for Nothing But Nets.  Anyone can join the fight against malaria. Sending one simple net can save a life,” says Chris Helfrich, Director of the Nothing But Nets campaign.

 

Like Yaya, if you’d like to help fight malaria, an easy and enjoyable way to do your bit is to head over to The Living Room bar & restaurant on Deansgate and buy a ‘Mosquito Mojito’ at any time during April.  £1 from the sale of each cocktail will be donated to the Nothing But Nets campaign.

 

On World Malaria Day, Thursday 25th April, The Living Room is also putting on a live music Swing Night. Performing live will be 1920's Harlem Swing Band ‘52 Skidoo’.

 

General Manager Dave Khan says: “Every 60 seconds, a child dies of malaria. It is one of the leading killers of children in the world, but is so easy to prevent.

“A mosquito net simply costs the same as a round, but is one of the single most important ways to stop the spread of malaria. This night is our way of supporting the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, and we hope it’s going to be well supported in Manchester.

“By coming to the event on 25th April, or buying one of our Mosquito Mojitos at any time during the month, our customers will be able to make a big difference and have fun at the same time.”

 

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign is a grassroots initiative raising funds to distribute long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets to families across Africa, and educates communities on how to use them.

 

Malaria is one of the world’s biggest killers of children. However - it’s also completely preventable.

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