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Big Hearted Aussie Travel Agents Reach Out To Fiji

  Australia-based Mobile Travel Agents’ (MTA) co-managing directors Roy and Karen Merricks have recent­ly delivered more than 250kilo­grammes of clothing, toys and school materials donated by the Merricks and MTA
31 May 2016 10:10
Big Hearted Aussie Travel Agents Reach Out To Fiji
Naqalimare District School children and some of the 250 kilogrammes of clothing, toys and material donated by MTA. Photo: Mobile Travel Agents

 

Australia-based Mobile Travel Agents’ (MTA) co-managing directors Roy and Karen Merricks have recent­ly delivered more than 250kilo­grammes of clothing, toys and school materials donated by the Merricks and MTA members to the children of Naqalimare Dis­trict School in Sigatoka.

The area was one of many regions of the destination se­verely affected by the ravages of Tropical Cyclone Winston which smashed into the Fijian archipel­ago with deadly effects on Febru­ary 20.

The Fijian people’s plight was very much in focus at the recent MTA National Conference on the Gold Coast in March when high profile celebrity chef Lance See­to, a close personal friend of the Merricks, addressed the members and called on them for their help.

The result, 250 kilos of clothing, toys and school materials collect­ed at an MTA family fun-day on the Gold Coast where Chef Seeto, accompanied by MTA ambassa­dor Jessica Watson OAM.

They manned the BBQ for MTA members and their families at­tending the ‘Power of Communi­ty’ national conference.

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