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Fiji One Delivers Relief Supplies To Yasawas

The fundraiser was initiated by Captain Cook Cruises who worked in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of Sydney Cove and Nadi on the project.
15 Oct 2021 10:00
Fiji One Delivers Relief Supplies To Yasawas
Some members of the Rotary Club of Nadi on board Fiji One and Donations destined for the Yasawas. Photo: Maraia Vula.

Captain Cook Cruises catamaran “Fiji One” sailed to the Mamanuca & Yasawa islands on Wednesday 13th and 14th of October.

She was laden with essential supplies to assist multiple villages who have suffered with lack of visits from cruise passengers and unemployment during COVID.

Essential supplies were provided such as groceries, medical supplies, reusable personal hygiene packs, baby packs and seeds for edible plants.

 

The fundraiser was initiated by Captain Cook Cruises who worked in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of Sydney Cove and Nadi on the project.

Captain Cook Cruises were very grateful for the generous contributions from their past passenger network, social media followers and general public as well as the significant contribution made by The Rotary Club of Sydney Cove.

“It was wonderful to see the smiling faces of the villagers as we delivered these essential supplies to these areas effected by border closures and lack of tourism to these beautiful islands in Fiji,”’ said Allison Haworth West, CEO of Captain Cook Cruises.

 

Captain Cook Cruises helped to ensure the villages receiving the aid were those who had been most affected by unemployment of hospitality workers as well as the absence of visits from passengers on Reef Endeavour which had ceased her itineraries to the region during this time.

This Friday Reef Endeavour will continue the effort with drops of supplies at Sawailau and Yanuya during her first itinerary to the islands departing with some “happy to be out of lockdown”, Fiji locals!

The supplies have been purchased with the help of the Rotary club of Nadi with money raised through Captain Cook Cruises past passenger network, social followers and the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove via an Australian based RAWCs fund.

 

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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