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Expats give $1000

Ioane Burese
Friday, March 15, 2013

A GROUP of expat friends in Suva, including a social worker, an engineer, a doctor and a diplomat, have come together through a series of fundraising dinners to raise $1000 to support the Hilton Special School run by the Suva Crippled Children's Society.

Australian doctor Lachlan McIver, who works for the World Health Organization in Fiji said: "There was much debate at the fundraising dinners as to which charity should receive our donation. When a couple of us went to visit the Suva Crippled Children's Society and met a few of the wonderful children and hard-working staff, we realised that this was an organisation where a little bit of help would go a long way."

Roger Singleton, an engineer from Britain working on water and sanitation projects said: "It's been a great experience to assist the people of Fiji in this way. Every little bit helps."

Peter Lothian, Third Secretary at the Australian High Commission said: "It was great to see the goodwill generated by a group of young expats wanting to give back to the country we enjoy living in so much."

The society's Suva branch has been in operation since the early 1960s. It has developed during those years to provide education and treatment to hundreds of special needs children.


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