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Lauans unite in the North

By LITIA BUKALIDI Lau people living in the North had their fundraising day at St Mary’s Primary School, in Labasa. Their representative, Puamau Qalobula said the funds raised would go
14 Oct 2012 09:08

Representatives of Cikobia during Vanuabalavu Day celebration in Suva yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

By LITIA BUKALIDI

Lau people living in the North had their fundraising day at St Mary’s Primary School, in Labasa.
Their representative, Puamau Qalobula said the funds raised would go towards education, prison visits, and funeral expenses, should one of them, in Labasa, dies.
Friends and families enjoyed the entertainment and their children competed in sack races, and tug of wars.
Vanuabalavu/Cicia, Yasayasa Moala and the Lakeba kei na kena Vakataukata each had a target of $500.00. A grand total of $2670.00 was raised in the one-day effort
‘The committee will also have some money put aside to help old people  whose wives or husbands have passed away. The meet is not only for fundraising but also to renew and build stronger ties with other Lauans in the North,” he said.
Bureta youths from Ovalau, who were at a rally with the Nasea Methodist youth, also took pitched in.
People of Rewa in Labasa also helped.
Meanwhile, the three-day Vanuabalavu Day festivities at the Suva foreshore car park ended yesterday with more than $350,000 raised. On day one $161,476.05 was raised and on day two, $78,146.05.




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