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Fundraising Disabled peoples’ street appeal now in full swing

ZAFIYA SHAMIM SUVA A shoe shiner, Sailasa Rotoka, did a good turn for Imran Ali, a blind person, by shining his shoes for free at Scott Street in Suva earlier
29 Mar 2014 07:58

ZAFIYA SHAMIM
SUVA
A shoe shiner, Sailasa Rotoka, did a good turn for Imran Ali, a blind person, by shining his shoes for free at Scott Street in Suva earlier this week.
The kind act coincided with the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons’ street appeal now in full swing.
Fundraising committee chairperson, Milika Roro, said the appeal was an annual event of the association.
“This is just one of our few fundraising projects which need the co-operation of the public,” Ms Roro said.
She said they raised $14,000 last year.
“Every cent given means a lot to us and we would also love to be included in society.”
Ms Roro said they decided to have another round of in-house fundraising activities like street appeals, knock- on – doors appeals and post box holder’s appeals.
She added that Suva City, Nausori Town and Lami Town would be the three main centres for the appeal.
“The appeal is only held in three towns and not in any other town around the country because of the recent unfavourable weather we’ve been having.”
The month-long appeal started on March 7 and ends on April 8.
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