Fiji Time: 6:40 PM on Saturday 18 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

For a worthy cause

Kalesi Mele And Repeka Nasiko
Friday, November 10, 2017

FIJI's first ever island beach club has teamed up with a major tourist transfer company to raise money for two charitable organisations.

Malamala Beach Club and South Sea Cruises have joined forces to raise awareness and funds for Cure Kids Fiji and Animals Fiji.

According to Cure Kids Fiji director of operations Sally Cooper, the charity event held at Malamala Beach Club today would be the first time the exclusive club would be opened to the general public.

She said those who purchased tickets would be accorded full five-star treatment at the newly- opened beach club.

"The event will include return boat transfers with South Sea Cruises, Victoria Wines selection of wines sponsored by Yalumba Winery, beers and soft drinks from P Meghji, cocktails from Coconut Vodka as well as a tasting menu from celebrated chef Lance Seeto," she said.

"The evening will be a mix and mingle evening rather than a sit-down dinner and there will be no auctions.

"However, raffle tickets will be on offer for anyone who chooses to go into the draw for some fabulous prizes.

"Proceeds from the event will be split between two great Fijian charities benefiting both — animals and children."

Ms Cooper said she had visited the beach club with Animals Fiji co-founder Casey Quimby and both decided it would be an ideal venue for a night fundraiser event.

"The sun sets just off from the pool side veranda and the location is surreal.

"Both charities are always looking at ways to raise funds and to have a good time doing it.

"So, whilst looking out from the infinity edge pool over the ocean we came up with a plan to work together to create a relaxed, fun, social and sophisticated event to raise funds for both charities."

Animals Fiji, established in 2011, is a registered Fiji charity with a focus on animal welfare and veterinary services.

It operates the only veterinary clinic service in the Western and Northern divisions of Fiji and provides treatment for pets, farm animals, as well as wildlife at clinics in Nadi, Lautoka, Labasa, and Savusavsu.

Cure Kids Fiji has initiated child health research and initiatives worth more than $5 million since it was launched in 2006.

Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Cure Kids Fiji has focused on funding to prevent and improve outcomes for children living with rheumatic heart disease (RHD). RHD is a potentially life-threatening condition affecting one in 50 school-aged children in Fiji — among the highest rates in the world.

Tickets to the event can be purchased from South Sea Cruises at Port Denarau Marina, Animals Fiji Nadi Clinic in Nasoso, Nadi, or via email info@animalsfiji.org or sally@curekids.org.fj.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A proud Fijian in Bonn
  2. Passion and pride
  3. Important test
  4. COP23: Tense finance negotiations delay close
  5. Labour to map out strategies for 2018 poll
  6. Dengue cases drop
  7. Broken crossings raise villagers' concerns
  8. Surgical team offers free ENT treatment
  9. Charting a course for change
  10. 18 artistes honoured

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours Sunday (12 Nov)
  4. Storer stands strong Sunday (12 Nov)
  5. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  7. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  8. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  9. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  10. Arnold pays Fiji a visit Monday (13 Nov)