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Koya Praise ANZ And Cure Kids Fiji Project

This will have an impact on the lives of young children and we want to thank Cure Kids Fiji for their assistance and initiatives – Faiyaz Koya   More than
02 Aug 2018 10:00
Koya Praise ANZ And Cure Kids Fiji Project
Minister for Industry,Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Koya (left) with Country Head, ANZ Fiji Saud Minam speaks at the closing of the 2018 ANZ Fiji 500 Cure Kids Fiji Oxygen Project at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island in Nadi on 30 July 2018. Photo: Deptfo News.

This will have an impact on the lives of young children and we want to thank Cure Kids Fiji for their assistance and initiatives – Faiyaz Koya

 

More than $100,000 was raised through the 2018 ANZ Fiji 500 Cure Kids Fiji Oxygen Project, as it came to a close at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island in Nadi on Monday.

While officiating the event, Minister for Industry, Trade,Tourism, Lands and Mineral

Resources, Faiyaz Koya thanked the Cure Kids Fiji for their work in helping fund health care for

underprivileged children within the country. Last week 22 cyclists including

former Australian Paralympian John Maclean, set off on a 500 kilometre ride across Viti Levu to raise money for Cure Kids’ Fiji Oxygen Project.

The funds would be used to provide life saving oxygen treatment in hospitals and health centres across Fiji.

“This will have an impact on the lives of young children and we want to thank Cure Kids Fiji,” Mr Koya said.

Cure Kids Fiji Partnerships

Manager, Jennifer Miller said it was the conclusion of the four-day ride around Viti Levu which included 22 cyclists.

“We have two projects here in Fiji – the oxygen programme and rheumatic heart disease programme – this particular event will be for the oxygen programme and it’s a life saving commitment. This programme will be implemented in two places around Fiji. We’ve already installed such programmes in Taveuni and Nabouwalu,” she said.

Former Australian Paralympian John Maclean said he hoped his contribution would help kids who needed financial support.

“With my situation, it’s important that young kids will believe in themselves. This is my first time to participate in Fiji and it had been a great experience over the past four days,” he said.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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