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Motorcycling Body Supports Lifeline’s Work

Lifeline Fiji and Fiji Motorcycling Association are conducting a Bike-a-thon fundraising drive. The fundraising will assist Lifeline in their crisis support services to Fijians as a means of reducing suicide
01 Oct 2016 12:42
Motorcycling Body Supports Lifeline’s Work
Staff members of Lifeline Fiji at the launch yesterday in Tamavua Suva. Photo: Lifeline Fiji

Lifeline Fiji and Fiji Motorcycling Association are conducting a Bike-a-thon fundraising drive.

The fundraising will assist Lifeline in their crisis support services to Fijians as a means of reducing suicide rates in Fiji.

Rodney Fong, Suva President of Fiji Motorcycling Association said: “The high increase of suicide is a concern with the latest case being an11 year-old.

“It has become a terrible endemic. We all know somebody or a family who has committed suicide.

“The question shouldn’t be, ‘can we make a difference?’ The question is would I make a difference?” he added.

Lifeline Fiji chairperson Jagdish Chand said: “We are very thankful that we are partnering with the bikers association, it will not only generate funds but the importance of creating awareness on suicide prevention.

“We are excited about this partnership and will be doing it on an annual basis so that our stuff is well resourced to continue the services that we have,” said Archana Mani, executive Director of Lifeline Fiji.

Yesterday’s launch at Tamavua in Suva was a build up to October 9’s bike-a-thon which coincides with World Mental Health day on October 10.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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