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Mega yacht makes aid relief delivery

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, January 03, 2013

RESPONDING to a request for assistance from Yacht Help Fiji, YachtAid Global coordinated the delivery of relief items worth $74,000 for families and communities that were affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan.

More than 20 tonnes of clothes, medical supplies, food, groceries, stationery and hardware items were unloaded from mega yacht Big Fish at the Lautoka Port and collected by officials from the National Disaster Management Office for distribution.

Big Fish's skipper Winston Joyce-Clark, who was assisted by seven others, packed the items given by close to 20 businesses, schools and individuals before departing Auckland on December 26 and arriving at Lautoka on Monday.

Carol Dunlop from Yacht Help Fiji coordinated with Captain Joyce-Clark during the collection drive and listed which items were immediately needed in the aftermath of one of the biggest cyclones to have hit the country in many years.





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