Tourists give to Cure Kids Fiji

Fund will go to­wards new projects next year

Fiji Sun - - Nation - ARISHMA DEVI-NARAYAN arishma.narayan@fi­jisun.com.fj

Cure Kids Fiji has re­ceived a do­na­tion of $5000 to boost its fi­nance for up­com­ing projects here with chil­dren who re­quire med­i­cal at­ten­tion. BlueSky and SpringBreak, is made up of tourists who fly into Fiji for a hol­i­day and raise funds. It handed over the cheque onFri­day at the Big Bula Water­park on De­na­rau Is­land. The group rep­re­sents more than a thou­sand New Zealan­ders who flew into the Ma­manuca Is­lands dur­ing Novem­ber to cel­e­brate their end of the year Spring Break and BlueSky mu­sic fes­ti­val.

The di­rec­tor of Cure Kids Fiji, Sally Cooper, said: “5 dol­lars was col­lected from each par­tic­i­pant at this years’ events to be do­nated to Cure Kids Fiji who for the last 10 years have been work­ing very closely with the Min­istry of Health to im­prove health care for all of the chil­dren of Fiji. “This do­na­tion that we have re­ceived will go to­wards our up­com­ing projects in the lo­cal hos­pi­tals to try and sup­port the chil­dren who need med­i­cal at­ten­tion.” She said one of the new projects next year is to look at oxy­gen de­liv­ery sys­tems in hos­pi­tals. “We are look­ing at so­lu­tions to sup­ply oxy­gen at hos­pi­tals. This will help re­duce mor­tal­ity rates,” she said. Mean­while, a par­tic­i­pant from the BlueSky and SpringBreak, Richard Henry, said they were glad to raise money for the ben­e­fit of the lo­cal com­mu­nity, and they would con­tinue to do so. The pro­mot­ers and or­gan­is­ers of BlueSky and SpringBreak had also in­vited some of the chil­dren who are di­ag­nosed with Rheumatic Heart Dis­ease, and car­ers and sib­lings to at­tend a Fun Day at the Big Bula Wa­ter Park. Edited by Naisa Koroi

Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni

Blue Sky and Spring Break hand over a cheque of $5000 to Cure Kids Fiji at the Bula Wa­ter Park on De­na­rau Is­land.

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