Outrig­ger Fiji Beach Re­sort:

Walk For Kids Walkathon Raises $7K

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Ato­tal of $ 7244 was raised dur­ing the Outrig­ger Walk for kids Walkathon, an an­nual project car­ried out by the Outrig­ger Fiji Beach Re­sort’s sales and reser­va­tions team, in Si­ga­toka yes­ter­day.

Fol­low­ing last year’s suc­cess­ful event the re­sort has con­tin­ued to take this op­por­tu­nity to fo­cus on the Si­ga­toka Spe­cial School to ex­tend the shel­tered work­shop for the car­pen­try classes. Re­sort gen­eral man­ager Peter Hop­good said: “This ini­tia­tive is what Outrig­ger Fiji Beach Re­sort is all about; the Num­ber One pri­or­ity is to de­liver a great hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­ence and also to look af­ter and de­velop our staff. “The other pri­or­ity is the one we are very for­tu­nate about is giv­ing back to our com­mu­nity; one of our de­part­ments un­der­takes a project and we help the com­mu­nity.” Mr Hop­good said the ini­tial money raised was $3622 and this will be topped-up dol­lar-for-dol­lar. “This will make sure that we com­plete the ex­ten­sion of the work­shop so that stu­dents learn their trades and also en­able them to gain em­ploy­ment,” Mr Hop­good said. Head teacher Ase­naca Suku­natabua said: “Thank you very much for the Peter Manu­fo­lau and his team at Outrig­ger for hav­ing a big heart for our school that will ed­u­cate chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties in Nadroga-Navosa prov­ince.” She added this an­nual event has been as­sist­ing to ed­u­cate chil­dren with spe­cial needs. “We need a shel­tered work­shop to be used by FNU to teach our stu­dents car­pen­try. “The green light has come and we will be­gin in the late term two while the project will con­tinue.” The event was spon­sored by Outrig­ger Fiji Re­sort, Tuck­ers Ice Cream, and sup­ported by Hig­gins, Na­tional Fire Author­ity, LTA, and Fiji Po­lice.

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Outrig­ger Fiji Beach Re­sort gen­eral man­ager Peter Hop­good (sit­ting, sec­ond from left), with As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for Sports Iliesa De­lana (sit­ting, fourth from left), with staff and friends at the Si­ga­toka Spe­cial School yes­ter­day.

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Trus­tees of the Fiji Kids and Si­ga­toka Spe­cial School head teacher Ase­naca Sukunabua (right).

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