GIVING students a place to go after the Fiji Finals and fundraising for those flood affected families in the west were the main reasons behind the Fiji Broadcasting Commissions (FBC) Park Jam last night.
Speaking to The Fiji Times, FBC director sales and marketing Morika Hunter said the Park Jam had been planned well in advance for families and students coming to Suva for the Fiji Finals.
"Normally after the Coke games students are left wondering what to do and we saw this as a way of keeping students away from trying to get into nightclubs and activities like that," said Ms Hunter.
"This is a safe venue for the kids and their families to come and have fun, listen to live music and watch dances, there is no alcohol here so it will be a good time for everyone.
"We also understand that most of the folks stopping by here will be students who may not necessarily have that much money so most of the rides are only a dollar with the Ferris wheel and the sizzler the only rides that cost $2."
Ms Hunter said there would also be barrels around the park for people who wanted to contribute a dollar for the flood-affected families in the Western Division.
"We were actually hoping to raise a couple of thousands for the flood victims but like I said before the students may not have much money so we will be grateful with whatever we can get."
Ms Hunter also explained there were plans to hold the park jam again next year and to also take the show to the west.