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$1500 For Fiji Cancer Society

$1500 For Fiji Cancer Society
Fiji Coffee GM Philip Low and Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Siddiq Koya at the Fijian Tourism Expo the past week.
June 20
15:44 2015

The Lami-based Lawhill Group of Companies will hand over $1500 to boost the running of the Fiji Cancer Society.

This was the proceeds from a campaign the Lawhill Group’s subsidiary Fiji Coffee ran during the three-day 2015 Fijian Tourism Expo at Denarau while providing free coffee.

Fiji Coffee partnered Tourism Fiji during the expo.

General manager Philip Low said Fiji Coffee collected $1061 through the drop a gold coin initiative.

“This year, in the first day we served more than 2700 cups of coffee,” said Mr Low.

“We did encourage the participants of expo to put in a gold coin and some have been so generous in giving a lot more.”

He said 100 per cent of the proceeds would go directly to the Fiji Cancer Society.

“We collected $1061 and the company will top it up to a round figure and hand this over to the society sometimes next week in Suva,” said Mr Low, who is also the Fiji Cancer Society vice-president.

He called for more positive support from stakeholders and the public to battle the prevalence of cancer nowadays.

“So this is what we are doing to give positive support. I think cancer is more prevalent in today’s society,” Mr Low said.

Mr Low who is also the FCS vice-president said they were working towards a gynaecologist, either on a full-time or part-time basis.

Lawhill Group has been operating in the country since January 1988 and its business is based mainly in the hospitality sector.

Its subsidiaries are Fiji Coffee, Lawhill Wines and Spirits, Coleman and Central Pacific Agencies.



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