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Philanthropist, companies join cause

GERALDINE PANAPASA
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Update: 1:36PM AN Australian philanthropist has gone out of her way to bring in carton loads of books and medical equipment for distribution to the education and medical sectors.

Gabrielle Weerasinghe began sourcing books from her contacts in Australia after noticing a number of schools lacked library books while volunteering in the local community in Fiji.

She contacted friends, family, schools and the Salvation Army in Melbourne to organise a book drive, with additional support from the Ministry of Education.

With Westpac Fiji, Fiji Television Limited and Fijian Holdings Unit Trust Limited taking care of freight charges, she was able to bring in four pellets of books and two pellets of medical equipment for distribution.

Westpac Fiji general manager Adrian Hughes said they were pleased to be part of the initiative that made a positive difference.





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