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$140k Hibiscus Charity Chest Assists 24 Organisations

The 2017 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival’s Charity Chest raised over $140,000, the highest amount ever raised in the history of the festival. The awarding of the charity distribution was held
16 Nov 2017 12:30
$140k Hibiscus Charity Chest Assists 24 Organisations
Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Bala (middle), with representatives from different organisations. Photo: Kogo Fujiki

The 2017 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival’s Charity Chest raised over $140,000, the highest amount ever raised in the history of the festival.

The awarding of the charity distribution was held yesterday afternoon at the Albert Park Pavilion in Suva, with sponsors donating to 24 organisations.

Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Infrastructure and Transport, Parveen Bala was chief guest.

Mr Bala commended the efforts of the Charity Chest.

“My congratulations and a big thank you to all the sponsors for deciding to distribute charity for funds,” Mr Bala said.

Fulton Hogan Hiways was the highest contributor to the Charity Chest with over $35,000, while the Homes of Hope received the highest individual donation of $31,950.

Mr Bala further commended the Hibiscus Event Group and the Water Authority of Fiji for the success of a new waste water management concept, which was implemented during this year’s festival.

The concept was targeted to treat all food outlet wastewater before being discharged into the environment aligned with the festival’s theme “Climate Change: Telling our own Narrative”.

“This concept will now be taken on board by the other township festivals within the coming year, for the purpose of creating awareness and ensuring that waste water effective management can be introduced at our grassroots level,” he said.

Vodafone Hibiscus Charity Chest Distribution List 2017

Organisations:

1. Samabula Citizen Home – $4500

2. Board of Visitors CWM – $3203.36

3. Cure Kids Fiji – $5000

4. Pacific Islands Rainforest Foundation – $3500

5. Project HEAVEN – $3500

6. Haus of Khameleon – $4000

7. Fiji Scouts Association – $2000

8. Fiji Cancer Society – $2000

9. HEGI Emergency National Disaster Fund – $4000

10. Dilkusha Home – $3500

11. Organisation: Homes of Hope – $31,950

12. FENC Fiji – $27,000

13. Frank Hilton Organisation (Fiji Crippled Society) – $5000

14. Fiji Society of the Blind $17,970

15. Tavua Town Council – Children’s Park Project – $2985

16. Rakiraki Cemetery – $2000

17. Tavua Kindergarten – $2000

18. Tavua Hospital Board of Visitors – $2000

19. Cure Kids Fiji  – $5400

20. Hilton Special School – $2220.27

21. Pearce Home – $2220.27

22. Dilkusha Home – $2220.27

23. Fiji Society of the Blind – $2220.27

24. Koronivia Children’s Home – $1800

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

Feedback:  kogo.fujiki@fijisun.com.fj



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