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Charity : $70,000 For Hospital Theatre Upgrade

A whopping $70,000 was raised from the one-day Fiji Chemical Sigatoka District Hospital Charity Golf day at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola, yesterday. Event organiser and general
27 Nov 2017 11:07
Charity : $70,000 For  Hospital Theatre  Upgrade
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort team from left: Craig Tansley, Sam Lee, Lindsay Palmer and Peter Hopgood after the Fiji Chemical Sigatoka District Hospital Charity Golf day at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola on November 26, 2017. Photo: Lusi Banuve

A whopping $70,000 was raised from the one-day Fiji Chemical Sigatoka District Hospital Charity Golf day at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola, yesterday.

Event organiser and general manager of the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Peter Hopgood expressed his gratitude to hoteliers who came out to support the event.

The event has always been held to help the Sigatoka Hospital’s upgrade over the years and proceeds from this year’s event will also go towards it.

“This money we have collected will be used for the upgrade of the operating theatre at the hospital and we are just so happy that this amount has been raised for this worthy cause,” Mr Hopgood said.

“The reason for upgrading the operating theatre is to attract surgeons from overseas to help with our local residents of Nadroga.

“We are currently working with the hospital and the Health Ministry and now that we have the funds we can do that in 2018,” he said.

Last year the event raised $48,000.

Other major developments that the charity event has funded include a helipad which cost around $240,000.

“To date, six lives have been saved because they have been able to be whisked away quickly by air from the helipad and that’s the kind of thing that we want to help with, we want to be a part of,” he said.

During the tournament, Mali Pest Control took top honours, Kanta Construction came in second place and taking the third spot was the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort.

The event was attended by top managers for major hotels on the Coral Coast and Nadi areas and Mr Hopgood was glad that the sense of doing something worthwhile for the community was beginning to be fostered among the hoteliers.

“I encourage everyone to get involved with the community because it’s so rewarding and it’s a win for everyone.

“It’s good for the hotel, for the community and even for the guests. When they come and visit they get involved with it as well.

“Just last week I’ve had so many comments from people saying they want to come back next year because they want to be involved with our community work so that increases occupancy in the resorts, so if that’s going to happen; even better.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  lusiana.banuve@fijisun.com.fj



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