Volunteers’ bid to raise awareness on mental health

Volunteers from the Rotaract Club of Suva paint the walls of the Women's Ward at the St Giles Hospital in Suva. Picture: RAMA

FORTY volunteers from the Rotaract Club of Suva and several other clubs today joined hands in a bid to give back to the community as part of their awareness on mental health week.

The group gave up their Saturday to paint the women’s wards at the St Giles Hospital in Suva.

Rotaract Club of Suva president Andrew Paris said this was the second time the group had done this community work for the hospital.

“This is the second painting activity we had done here in the past two months and we are looking forward to do more paintings,” he said.

Mr Paris said they chose painting to add colour into the lives of the patients and the hospital staff.

“There are 40 volunteers that turned up today and they comprised of several clubs, the youth champs for mental health, APTC students and Life line Fiji along with members and guest of the club,” Mr Paris.

He said they were also seeking donations from relevant stakeholders to assist the club.

“We are also looking for more sponsors and if anyone that is willing to help they can contact the club and we are very appreciative with APCO paintings for sponsoring the paints and the paints material.”

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