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St Giles Hospital Walls Get A Facelift

The walls of St Giles Psychi­atric Hospital was given a timely facelift yesterday. About 40 volunteers from the Ro­taract Club of Suva visited the hospital to paint and draw on
14 Oct 2018 13:34
St Giles Hospital Walls Get A Facelift
Rotaract Club members with youth volunteers outside the St Giles Hospital women’s ward on October 13, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The walls of St Giles Psychi­atric Hospital was given a timely facelift yesterday.

About 40 volunteers from the Ro­taract Club of Suva visited the hospital to paint and draw on the walls.

Club president, Andrew Paris said the visit was in conjunction with the Mental Health Week.

“Last week was Mental Health Week so we started by drawing and painting on the walls. This week we continued to do what we had been doing,” Mr Paris said.

 

Rotaract Club members with youth volunteers outside the St Giles Hospital women’s ward on October 13, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Rotaract Club members with youth volunteers outside the St Giles Hospital women’s ward on October 13, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

“We hope to do this on all the walls around St Giles Psychiatric Hospital. We are doing this because we wanted to do something on men­tal health in Fiji.

“We hope to bring a lot of colors in the lives of the patients and staff. Our volunteers are from 18 to 35-years-old.”

Mr Paris said other clubs joined them to help out.

“Other volunteers included youths from Youth Champs for Mental Health, APTC and Lifeline Fiji joined us,” he said.

“The paints were sponsored by APCO Paints and we are grateful for their sponsorship. We hope to get more sponsors so that we can paint and draw on the walls around St Giles.

“Anyone can join our club as long as they are between the age of 18 to 35 years.

“They can contact us on suva.ro­taract@gmail.com if they want to join us.”

Rotaract Club of Suva focuses on community service and developing leadership, but most importantly to have fun while volunteering.

Edited by Percy Kean

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