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Our Soldiers In Sinai Hold Winston Fundraiser

Serving in the Middle East has not distanced Fijian soldiers from their homeland. Serving under the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Sinai, the soldiers held a fundraising for the
05 Mar 2016 11:13
Our Soldiers In Sinai Hold Winston Fundraiser
Fijian soldiers performing a meke to raise funds for cyclone victims. Photo: Multinational Force and Observers

Serving in the Middle East has not distanced Fijian soldiers from their homeland.

Serving under the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Sinai, the soldiers held a fundraising for the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The Fiji Battalion (Fiji BATT) hosted a pizza night as part of the fundraising and held various auctions for merchandises donated by Canadian Peacekeepers.

The Fiji BATT dance group entertained MFO members to traditional Fijian mekes and songs.

The Fijian soldiers also contributed sulus, bula shirts and Pure Fiji products for the fundraising.

A total of US$6122.95 (F$12,983.41) was collected at the fundraising. The funds were presented to the Commanding Officer of the Fiji Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Petero Talemaivatuwiri, by the MFO chief of staff, Colonel David Jones.

It is understood that members of the Globetrotters Bar in Sinai on Thursday also presented US$1000 (F$2120.45) to assist Cyclone Winston victims.

While acknowledging the support of their colleagues after the fundraising, Lieutenant-Colonel Talemaivatuwiri assured MFO members that the money raised would be put to good use; put a roof on some households and food on the table for some families affected by Cyclone Winston.

There are currently 330 Fijian soldiers deployed in Sinai.

 

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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