Home of Compassion hosts annual bazaar

People selling cakes and finger foods to raise the fund for the Chanel Home of Compassion yesterday with its annual bazaar in Tamavua. Picture: RAMA

THE Chanel Home of Compassion yesterday held its annual bazaar in Tamavua, Suva aimed at raising funds for the home.

Home spokesperson Sister Esther Powell said the bazaar was an annual event where people would raise funds by selling food and other items for the Home.

“This is our yearly bazaar and it happens at this time of the year, we have stallholders, they fundraise because we have to keep the place going and also subsidise for the caring like paying the rates and the bills,” she said.

Ms Powell said they had roped in a team of volunteers from different parts of the world to assist in the caring of their residents.

“We provide highly depended care and we have people from different faiths and ethnicity so we try to reflect that in our staff. There are around 20 residents with more than 18 staff at the home.

“We try to do our best every time and we are always grateful for the providers and those that come. Last year we managed to raise more than $20,000 within a day. Some people will just give in their donations because they have to attend to other things.”

A resident at the home, Pauline Samson, said she was happy to be part of the event and to spend time with family.

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