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Target Reached For Cyclone Support

A fundraising effort last night by University of the South Pacific’s Vanuatu Students Association (VSA) for their compatriots back home suffering from the aftermath of Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam raised
23 Mar 2015 16:54
Target Reached For  Cyclone Support
From left: Asnath Tasale, Florence Toa, Nathalie Aru, Martika Tahi, Nelly Tamara, Gruffina Toa and Stynette Bakeo getting ready for the Vanuatu concert at the Australian AID Lecture theater at the University of the South Pacific last night. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

A fundraising effort last night by University of the South Pacific’s Vanuatu Students Association (VSA) for their compatriots back home suffering from the aftermath of Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam raised more than the initial target.

VSA President Henry Bill could not hide his delight when he spoke to the Fiji Sun last night.

“Our target for the one week fundraiser was $4000 and I am happy that we collected more than that to help the families in Vanuatu,” he said.

Mr Bill could not reveal the total amount collected because they were still counting the cash when this edition went to press last night.

He thanked the students for supporting the one-week fundraising and helping them to reach the target.

More than 400 people gathered at USP’s Australian AID Theatre last night to support the fundraising concert.

The VSA with USP organised a concert to support the one-week fundraising for Vanuatu’s cyclone victims.

Vanuatu High Commissioner to Fiji Nikenike Vurobaravu thanked the students for showing support for the families back in Vanuatu.

Groups like KKU, Solomon Singers, Vanuatu Singers and other local artists performed during the concert for free to support the cause. The funds raised will be sent to those affected by Cyclone Pam.

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