Fijians in Aust give cash relief

Fijian High Commissioner to Australia Luke Daunivalu (fourth from left) receives a replica cheque for $F15,500 from the Fiji Day Celebrations Sydney group. Picture: SUPPLIED

The Sydney-based Fijian diaspora has contributed more than $170,000 to Government and charitable organisations for disaster relief work in Fiji over the past few years.

And yesterday, they handed a $F15,500 cheque towards Government’s tropical cyclones Ana and Yasa rehabilitation and recovery efforts.

Fiji Day Celebrations Sydney organising committee president Allan Gock said the committee hoped the financial contribution would assist Fijians rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the recent tropical cyclones.

They presented the cheque to Fijian High Commissioner to Australia Luke Daunivalu.

Mr Daunivalu conveyed Government’s appreciation to Mr Gock and his group for their generosity and support to the Fijian Government’s rehabilitation efforts.

He said Fijian diaspora groups, individuals and friends of Fiji had also made contributions towards Fiji’s rehabilitation and relief work following the devastation caused by cyclones Yasa and Ana in recent months.

This assistance was mobilised directly through partner groups and organisations in Fiji.

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