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Hamper surprises for 108 families

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

ABOUT 108 families were recipients of a wonderful Christmas surprise last weekend when hampers were delivered to them by members of the Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset.

The families from 14 different communities around the country were given hampers with food items and other essentials to help make their season a little merrier.

"The hamper deliveries are one of the club's signature projects and each year seems to get bigger and better as we get more support," said club president Brian Riches.

"The hampers will enable those recipient families to have a memorable time during this festive period, through the provision of some food items and other essentials."

Mr Riches said the support they received throughout the year to make the hampers possible was admirable.

"We continue to be amazed at the support we get from the community and this is indeed a great community partnership.

"This year, donors included the Rotary Clubs of Suva North and Suva East, and local company SCOPE.

"Over $1000 worth of the hampers were through the generous donations of individuals."

The club works with Housing Assistance Relief Trust (HART) and The Salvation Army and other community groups to identify recipients.

This year's recipients included Vincent House, St Vincent de Paul and Father Law Home.