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Bula Fiji Interhash Raises $40K For Nadi Hospital

Bula Fiji Interhash Raises $40K For Nadi Hospital
President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote with the hash harriers during the closing of the Bula Fiji Interhash at Prince Charles Park in Nadi on May 27, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
May 29
12:11 2018

 

The four-day Bula Fiji Interhash has raised $40,000 that will go towards upgrading the Nadi Hospital.

In closing the event at Prince Charles Park on Sunday, President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote thanked the organisers for the gesture.

About 1700 international hash harriers participated.

Hash harriers are an international group of non-competitive running social clubs.

“I have been notified that the event has been successful. On behalf of all Fijians, we thank you,” he said.

“As we bring this event to an end, I thank all the hashers for participating and experience the best Fiji has to offer, our food, local scenery and our Fijian hospitality.

“You may have been away from home but you have made some great friends, networks.”

The President, being a former hasher himself, thanked volunteers, sponsors and the organisers for supporting this event.

The oldest hasher Don Grandville, 93, from Perth, Australia, was welcomed personally by the President.

Mr Grandville, who has been hashing since 1975, said: “It is wonderful to be catching up with some old friends and new friends. It is so good to be in Fiji.”

The next Interhash will be held in Trinidad and Tobago in 2020 after 60 per cent voted in favour of the state in the Caribbean. Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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