THE annual Nasea Day celebrations kicked off in Labasa yesterday with a good turnout and support from the Methodist Church members in the four sectors within the Nasea Division.
Nasea Methodist Church head Reverend Savirio Vuata has lauded the support from the four sectors of Vatunibale/ Vaturekuka, Moraia /Nasea, Nacula and Soasoa sectors saying that the turnout for the fundraising event was overwhelming.
Mr Vuata said the money collected from the two-day fundraising event would be diverted towards the repainting of Nasea Methodist Church and the construction of the Nasea church minister's residence.
"Competitions will also be held during the two-day event including a singing competition, an oratory contest and a charity queen contest which will see the crowning of the new Miss Nasea at the end of the event tomorrow (today)," he said.
"The two-day annual New World Nasea Sevens is also being held along with the Nasea Day fundraising and we are grateful to New World Supermarket for supporting us for this worthy cause where they donated $1500 for the prizemoney as part of New World Sevens winner's prize.
"The winner of the sevens tournament will walk away with $2000 while the runner-up will win $500 while best prizes for teams and players will be awarded with gold medals," he said. Mr Vuata said last year the fundraising event managed to rake in $12,000 while their target for this year was to cross the $20,000 mark and achieve $25,000.
The Nasea Day celebrations end today with the crowning of the Miss Nasea charity queen.