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Video: Fiji hotels raise $60,000 to build maternity ward


Several of Fiji’s leading hotels have helped raise $60,000 for the Sigatoka District Hospital on the nation’s Coral Coast.


Outrigger on the Lagoon GM Peter Hopgood (L) and team

A new FJD$2 million maternity ward is being constructed at the hospital and last Saturday (Nov 30), the Coral Coast Chapter of the Fiji Islands Hotel and Tourism Association (FIHTA) helped raise $60,000 towards the build at its annual golf day.

The Sigatoka District Hospital Charity Golf Day was held at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course and the strong turnout from Hoteliers and leading suppliers from across Fiji ensured another large check will be presented to the hospital.

Leading the golf day was Outrigger on the Lagoon General Manager and FIHTA Coral Coast Chapter Chairman Peter Hopgood, who told SPICENEWS on camera after the tournament the $60,000 is edging closer to the target of $100,000 each year.

In the video, Hopgood spoke about the success of the day and how the Coral Coast hotels are doing what they can to raise as much funds as possible for the hospital.

To view that video, click on the image at the top of the page.

In another interview at the Sigatoka District Hospital the day prior, Hopgood spoke to SPICENEWS about the new maternity ward and how vital the facility will be for villagers around Sigatoka and the Coral Coast.

To view the second video, click on the image at the bottom of the page.

The Sigatoka District Hospital Charity Golf Day was won for the second year in a row by the ‘Men at Work’ team, while the star on the day was New Zealand cricket legend Scott Styris, who played on the Outrigger on the Lagoon team and who took home the prize for longest drive on the day.

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