Women Lawyers Give $6000 To Cancer So­ci­ety

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The Fiji Women Lawyers As­so­ci­a­tion handed over half of what they raised from their climbat­hon fundraiser at Mount Korob­aba last month to the Fiji Cancer So­ci­ety.

The women lawyers fol­low­ing their pre­sent­ing a cheque of $6000 to the Fiji Cancer So­ci­ety this week hope to make the climbat­hon an an­nual event. The Fiji Women Lawyers As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Rad­hika Naidu said as part of the ar­range­ment, 50 per cent of the amount raised was handed over to the so­ci­ety while the other 50 per cent is re­tained by the as­so­ci­a­tion for its fu­ture ac­tiv­i­ties which in­clude or­gan­is­ing mo­bile le­gal clin­ics. “Fol­low­ing the big turnout and sup­port from busi­nesshouses we are go­ing to make this an an­nual event,” Ms Naidu said.

“A record 140 climbers took part in the Mount Korob­aba climb,” she said.

The climbat­hon was held on Saturday Au­gust 19, in aid of women bat­tling cancer.

The to­tal funds raised through pledges and reg­is­tra­tions was $12,000.

“A big thank you to the Fiji Po­lice Force who were out in numbers to pro­vide sup­port and med­i­cal as­sis­tance if re­quired as well as the ma­jor spon­sors Fiji Wa­ter and Flour Mills of Fiji,” she said. Ac­cord­ing to Ms Naidu ma­jor­ity of the par­tic­i­pants were from busi­nesshouses, law firms and non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions. The or­gan­is­ers also had prizes given to in­di­vid­ual win­ner, in­di­vid­ual run­ner-up, team win­ners, team run­ner-up and the first fe­male to fin­ish the climb.

Fiji Cancer So­ci­ety chief ex­ec­u­tive Belinda Chan said they were very over­whelmed by the sup­port by the women lawyers.

Ms Chan said the do­na­tion will help the cancer pa­tients.The so­ci­ety also looked for­ward to their con­tin­ued part­ner­ship. Korob­aba Mount is lo­cated seven kilo­me­tres out­side Suva off Queens Road.

The small moun­tain­ous climb of Mount Korob­aba amounts to 464 feet high and of­fers a beau­ti­ful view of the re­gion.

From the top of Mount Korob­aba one can see Suva there and also the is­lands of Beqa and Yanuca and Ka­davu.

It takes one and a half hours or more to get to the top of Mount Korob­aba.

Photo: Fiji Women Lawyers As­so­ci­a­tion

Mem­bers of the Fiji Women Lawyers As­so­ci­a­tion hand­ing over the cheque to the Fiji Cancer So­ci­ety.

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