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Fiji Cancer Society projects to be funded by Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea

The Fiji Cancer Society’s projects will be made possible this year after Motibhai Group organised a fundraising for the 10th year called Bushells Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea. Administrator Belinda Chan said the funds raised from the event will go to creating awareness and also support hundreds of cancer patients over the years. CHAN: “We are […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 16, 2016 9:00 am

The Fiji Cancer Society’s projects will be made possible this year after Motibhai Group organised a fundraising for the 10th year called Bushells Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Motibhai Group director Rajesh Patel (left) and Mary Muir hold out a replica teapot to launch the Bushells Fiji's Biggest Morning Tea drive in Suva. Behind them are Motibhai Group marketing and business development manager Abraham Gomes and Fiji Cancer Society administrator Belinda Chan. (Motibhai Group)
Motibhai Group director Rajesh Patel (left) and Mary Muir hold out a replica teapot to launch the Bushells Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea drive in Suva. Behind them are Motibhai Group marketing and business development manager Abraham Gomes and Fiji Cancer Society administrator Belinda Chan. (Motibhai Group)

Administrator Belinda Chan said the funds raised from the event will go to creating awareness and also support hundreds of cancer patients over the years.

CHAN: “We are very grateful to Motibhai Group for being one of our key partners for a decade now as funds raised from the event goes to creating awareness and has also directly supported hundreds of cancer patients over the years.”

She said a lot of work has already begun as the Fiji Cancer Society in partnership with the Ministry of Health has been creating awareness through screening programs.

CHAN: “Our aim this year is to visit and screen all garment factory workers in the country, including men and women. Early detection is very crucial in saving lives and I urge people to change their mindsets and talk about cancer. Talk to your family, talk to your friends, get out of the stigma and make sure cancer is no longer treated as a taboo issue in the country.”

Motibhai Group marketing manager Abraham Gomes said the company has been actively involved with the Fiji Cancer Society and various other important organisations for decades as part of their corporate social responsibility.

GOMES: “We also have charity boxes placed in our shops and restaurants and all the money collected goes to Fiji Cancer Society. We strongly believe in giving something back to the community for the betterment of everyone and it is encouraging to see the results of such a campaign.”

Since its inception in 2006, the special fundraiser drive has played a vital role in the fight against cancer in the country.

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