SUNCITY

Style Fiji Raises $91K

Plans are underway to locate a suitable site to build a St John’s Ambulance base in Nadi. To help this, Project Bula Mai chairman Adrian Sofield said $91,086 was raised
29 Dec 2014 12:20
Style Fiji Raises $91K
Models during the Style Fiji 2014 Christmas celebration charity fashion show at the Denarau Island Convention Centre, Sheraton Fiji Resort and Spa in Nadi last Saturday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Plans are underway to locate a suitable site to build a St John’s Ambulance base in Nadi.

To help this, Project Bula Mai chairman Adrian Sofield said $91,086 was raised during the 2014 Style Fiji Charity Show night at the Denarau Events Centre last month.

Mr Sofield said the committee has earmarked some sites to strategically locate the premises but was looking for a more favourable spot.

“It is a long way yet, but we have earmarked some sites and are having talks with various people on them,” Mr Sofield said.

“We are working with St John’s on that issue as well but it will take some time.”

The St John’s Ambulance only operates in Suva at the moment with three ambulances.

“The ambulance service on the other side of the island is expected,” he said.

“We are really looking at helping the local community and its people as they just cannot afford private ambulances that are available. At the moment we want to fill that gap with St John’s.”

Mr Sofield said they received a request from St John’s Ambulance Association last year to operate in Nadi.

Meanwhile Project Bula Mai committee has promised to make the event bigger and better next year.

“We will have Style Fiji 2015 next year, we aim to raise money again for health in the community of Nadi,” he said.

“We have more people asking for money and we have to be innovative to our sponsors to help raise more money. This year was for St John’s Ambulance, next year probably St John’s and Nadi hospital to help other health services within the community.”

The event is earmarked to be held in late next November at the same venue.

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