WOWS dinner: PM Bainimarama acknowledges kindred spirit
21 October, 2018, 6:10 pm
FIJIAN Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama officiated at the WOWS Kids Caring for Children with Cancer in Fiji dinner in Sydney, Australia, last night – and acknowledged the united kindred spirit present to champion those who had not been cast the same lot in life.
“We gather together to pour out our hearts, and open our pockets, to the young children in Fiji who show great strength and courage in a battle harder than any we have every fought – the fight against the tragic and heartbreaking disease that is childhood cancer,” Mr Bainimarama said.
He noted the work of the WOWS Fiji and its reach far beyond the standard cost burden of medical care.
He said the organisation covered many unseen expenses throughout all the stages of treatment and recovery, from a family’s travel and expenses to treatment, to psychological and spiritual counselling, and rehabilitation.
“WOWS even goes so far as to provide daily food packs and laundry services during treatment, allowing parents to focus wholly on their children in times where every ounces of time and energy is precious,” Mr Bainimarama said.
“I thank every person in this room for your generosity here tonight, from the individual ticketholders, to the business sponsors, to the donors of funds and prizes, to those of you kind enough to dig even deeper by participating in our auctions and raffles.
“Most of all, I’d like to give special recognition to the organisers of this event, and the cause where all of the money raised will benefit: Walk on Walk Strong, or for short, WOWS Kids Fiji.”