Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort:
Walk For Kids Walkathon Raises $7K
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.
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.
Trustees of the Fiji Kids and Sigatoka Special School head teacher Asenaca Sukunabua (right).