IT'S true, behind every successful man stands a woman.
Brandy Meleah is one of those women.
The partner of Peter Hopgood, general manager of the Outrigger On The Lagoon Fiji resort, she stayed up all night baking sweet treats which she sold the next day for charitable purposes.
The hotel celebrated its annual family fun day in a carnival-like atmosphere.
"Peter and I's target sum was $1000," she said adding that they exceeded their target before midday.
It wasn't the first time she had baked for charity.
"I often bake for the staff, for special occasions like staff birthdays," Ms Meleah said.
Over the past three years, Ms Meleah and her partner have worked closely with staff members of the hotel in ensuring the success of their reach to the community through community outreach projects. And that's aside from ensuring the smooth running of the resort.
Proceeds from the carnival - which was in excess of $3000 - will be used on the continuing monthly community projects the hotel staff members are collectively involved in, she said.
"Our projects include visits to and work on an orphanage and rural schools around here," Ms Meleah said.
Prices of items on sale at the carnival were reduced as the day progressed as tenders moved to sell as much as they could on the day.
Unsold items were given to activities manager Kinijoji Sarai - also head of the hotel's community projects - to distribute to the less fortunate.
"The idea is to get as much money as we can from the sale. What's not sold goes back to the community free. We don't take anything back with us," Mr Sarai said.
And as children's laughter filtered across the lawn where even horse and donkey rides were part of the fun filled activities, the sprinkle of rain that marked the end of festivities was indicative of a blessing of sorts on yet another successful event.