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Radisson Blu Gives Cancer Group $8200

Thank you for early Christmas gift: Society The Fiji Cancer Society yesterday received a cheque of $8200 from the general manager of the Radisson Blu Resort, Gerard Knight. The cheque,
10 Dec 2016 11:00
Radisson Blu Gives Cancer Group $8200
From left: The Lautoka Branch Coordinator Fiji Cancer Society, Adi Laisa Balavu Tora, Radisson Blu Resort Director of Sales and Marketing, Kushend Kumar, the 'Pink Warrior', Financial Controller, Christina Spillane, Hotel Manager, Julian Racine, the General Manager Gerard Knight and the Executive Chef, Brent Assam after handing over the cheque yesterday. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Thank you for early Christmas gift: Society

The Fiji Cancer Society yesterday received a cheque of $8200 from the general manager of the Radisson Blu Resort, Gerard Knight.

The cheque, which was presented on behalf of the Radisson Blu Resort, was part of the Pinktober campaign.

The team took part in the ‘Love Blu, Be Pink’ global Radisson Blu hotels campaign, which was active in nearly 300 hotels across 69 countries and territories.

Mr Knight said the fund drives that took place were a success leading up to Pinktober.

“The Radisson Blu ‘Pink’ rooms sold 28 nights out of 31 days and the resort committed to contribute 10 per cent of revenue for every sold room night, which amounted to $2567,” he said.

“The campaign also inspired four Friday ‘Raising dough for breast cancer’ pink breakfasts and the Food and Beverage team collected $3263 with a similar percentage of revenue being donated.

“The now famous ‘Pink Warriors’ worked the crowd at breakfast and gained cash donations of FJ$1971 while another $321 was received from the donation cans provided around the resort.”

Mr Knight said this was for a good cause because it encouraged the younger people to take part in such campaigns.

“In Fiji, the topic is not talked about a lot and this is why it is encouraging for the young children to start learning about this from an early stage,” he said.

“We don’t want kids worrying about health issues at an early stage but by the same token, children are moving from being children to adults.

“If we can promote early awareness and early detection then you’re heading in the right direction.”

He also acknowledged the staff members of the resort who helped in the fund drive.

Lautoka co-ordinator for the Fiji Cancer Society, Adi Laisa Balavu Tora, also acknowledged the resort for its support.

“We are just so thankful to the Radisson Blu Resort for giving an early Christmas present to the Fiji Cancer Society,” she said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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