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Mana Hosts Morning Tea For Cancer

After losing three staff members to cancer over the past two years, Mana Island Resort and Spa has stepped up their breast cancer awareness programmes. The resort hosted the Fiji’s
08 Nov 2014 15:37
Mana Hosts Morning Tea For Cancer

After losing three staff members to cancer over the past two years, Mana Island Resort and Spa has stepped up their breast cancer awareness programmes.

The resort hosted the Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea with guests and staff yesterday to raise funds for the Fiji Cancer Society and the cancer society based at the resort.

Resort general manager Ulrich Hoffgen said Mana with its high occupancy rate the resort was financially healthy and as part of its role it gives back to the community in various ways.

“We feel strongly about the people in need and the Fiji Cancer Society,” he said.

The resort donated more than $1000 towards the society with guests pitching in their fair share of contribution.

He said the resort had a pool of funds and utilises this within Fiji.

“We have lost a number of our staff to cancer and some of our staff had been diagnosed with cancer recently.

“In December we are likely to donate another amount and we will also host cancer patients at the island next month for a change of environment.

Mr Hoffgen thanked returnee guest Leigh Smart of Australia, who has been a prominent contributor towards the cancer society based at the resort.

Mr Smart’s daughter was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and he is playing his part of raising awareness in Fiji after seeing the rise in reported cancer cases.

“My daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer in May this year and come this December, both of her breasts will be removed in a surgery,” Mr Smart said.

“I have hosted fundraiser events in Australia contributing more than $3000 towards the cancer society and I will bring experts from Australia in 2015 for more awareness and trainings to the resort’s staff.”

Fiji Cancer Society manager Raj Shree thanked the resort and the guests for their support and said he was looking forward to more support in the near future.

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