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Fiji Time: 8:41 PM on Thursday 24 April

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Rugby appeal

Arin Kumar
Friday, April 06, 2012

THE Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) stuck to its words and started their door-to-door flood appeal campaign yesterday.

The appeal was held in conjunction with Vodafone and Fiji Broadcasting Corporation and involved the rugby league clubs based in the eastern division.

FNRL operations manager Rusiate Ratakele said the initiative was to get the people of the eastern division assist in making a difference to the people of the western community.

"We understand the situation that the people in the west are going through right now and we are willing to assist in the flood relief efforts," Ratakele said.

"The appeal involved all the clubs from Lami to Davuilevu in collecting whatever people want to be sent to the west to assist in flood relief."

"We are very thankful to the Kinoya, Laucala, Lami and Delainavesi community for assisting us with this and we are also thankful to former Fiji Bati Semi Tadulala and the police force for their help," he said.

Current assistant Fiji Bati coach Jo Rabele also took to the streets and assisted the clubs with the collections.

"We are collecting just about anything, from clothes to beddings, cooking utensils or anything that people want to donate to the people in the west," Rabele said.

The appeal was conducted in two groups and both groups managed to collect four truck loads of donations yesterday.

"The next appeal will be held on Saturday and we will start from NewWorld in Valelevu and walk through Nadera, Nadawa, Makoi and right up to Nakasi."

"So we would like to encourage the people of these communities to please assist us by donating whatever they can as their donations are blessing to the people of the west," Rabele said.