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Westpac gives to needy children

December 21
08:29 2012

Chidren of the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children (FENC) pose for a group picture at the Westpac Suva branch yesterday. Photo: Courtesy of WESTPAC

By RANOBA BAOA

Westpac Fiji hosted a party for the Foundation for the Education of the Needy Children (FENC) Fiji at their Suva branch yesterday.
This was part of the bank’s social initiative of ‘Giving Trees’, a build-up to Christmas of giving to the less fortunate.
Westpac general manager, Adrian Hughes said: “The Giving Tree is our way of ensuring that people who can’t afford to buy a gift for themselves or their children feel cared about this festive season.”
“It’s such a simple thing to do and our employees love taking their own tag and sourcing a terrific gift for someone who would be grateful for it.
“Whether it’s an item of clothing, a book, musical instrument or toy.”
FENC Fiji programme coordinator Mere Tikoduadua-Fonua said it was rewarding to see the smile on the children’s faces.
“Nothing beats the smile on these children’s faces because all of them come from families who are not able to support their education,” Mr Tikoduadua-Fonua said.
“We are very grateful to Westpac for taking the initiative and the time to host these children..”
FENC Fiji is a non-political, not-for-profit, cause-oriented, voluntary organisation with a mission to provide education and related support to the under privileged children in Fiji.
The foundation currently supports 1000 children around the country.

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