PLEASE get it sorted out. For the kids at least.
That's the message from the Walk On Walk Strong Foundation as they patiently await a resolution to the ongoing situation at the Fiji Cancer Society.
Walk On Walk Strong had deposited funds in the now frozen accounts of the Fiji Cancer Society.
Totalling almost $500,000, the funds were earmarked for the construction of a Cancer Resource Centre for children but those plans have now been put on the backburner as a result of disagreements at the Fiji Cancer Society. The society has been unable to access the funds after office holders were removed. As a result, the funds which could only be signed for by office holders were frozen.
WOWS founder Sina Kami said the funds were raised by WOWS but deposited with the Fiji Cancer Society because they believed in the society's message and mission and wanted to support it.
She said the funds were meant to improve the quality of life for children suffering from cancer. And while she remained adamant the society was working on finding a solution, she said there were children who were suffering as a result.
"This is really what our concern is. We are not dealing with tables and chairs. These are people who are suffering and as a mother who lost her child to cancer, I know the feeling of seeing someone you love go through that."
Mrs Kami said while the resource centre would not cure children of cancer, it would still help their quality of life as they went through cancer treatment.
Society acting president Dr Tukaha Mua said all efforts were being made to ensure an AGM was called and office holders were duly elected.
"The trustees disagreed with what the board is doing so they closed the accounts."