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Dinner With A Legend

Former All Black Sir John Kirwan will be in Fiji on the first week of next month to be the chief guest in a fundraising gala dinner. He has been
01 Aug 2015 11:09
Dinner With A Legend
Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Veena Bhatnagar (right), and Adi Mitimiti Dreunamisimisi at the gala dinner at the Life Cinemas in Nadi. Photo: Sheetal Prasad. Sir John Kirwan

Former All Black Sir John Kirwan will be in Fiji on the first week of next month to be the chief guest in a fundraising gala dinner.

He has been invited by the Women of the West (WOW) Business Networking Group.

WOW, formed last April, provides like-minded women the chance to network and exchange ideas, talents and business knowledge to help Fijian communities.

They have organised the gala dinner at the Sheraton Fiji Golden Ballroom on September 5 to fundraise for the Fiji Alliance for Mental Health (FAMH), a non-profit mental health organisation   formed in 2011 to promote mental health awareness in Fiji.  Sir John is New Zealand’s Mental Health Ambassador.

The gala dinner was launched by the Assistant Minister for Health, Veena Bhatnagar, at the Life Cinema at Martintar in Nadi on Thursday night.

The launch coincided with the premiere in Fiji of Mission Impossible V: Rogue Nation starring Tom Cruise.

The dinner is scheduled for September 5, 2015. The tickets cost $200 per person (inclusive of dinner, wine, beer, water, soft drinks, auction prizes).

Music will be provided by the musical duo Talei and Nemani and tickets can be purchased from Tadra Flowers, Martintar, Nadi.

For tickets, please contact Helen (679) 670 3325, 9922442.

 

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Sir John is a former All Black and the 10th inductee into the All Blacks Hall of Fame and is also New Zealand’s Mental Health Ambassador.

Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Veena Bhatnagar said Sir John was the perfect guest for their event.

“He has publicly related his own experience with severe depression and mental health issues,” Ms Bhatnagar said of Sir John.

“He was knighted in 2012 for his services and extensive work with mental health awareness and rugby. He has given this event his full support as the guest speaker at this fundraising gala dinner.”

Ms Bhatanagar said World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated about 450-500 million people have some form of mental disorder.
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