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Funds raised in Sydney to be donated to WOWS Kids: PM

October 14, 2017 1:10 am

Funds raised at the Black Tie Charity Ball in Sydney, Australia last night will be donated to WOWS Kids Fiji.

During the Ball, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says that with the donation, WOWs will be able to help more children go on and live positive lives, achieve their dreams, and find the strength to overcome any difficulties along the way.

Bainimarama says that cancer is the third leading cause of death in Fiji.

He says that WOWS kids have supported sixty-three children for this year alone, spending an average of $9,000 per child each month to provide transportation, treatment and medical supplies.

“WOWS also assists in ways that go beyond the hospital by helping with some of the less obvious costs of treatment, like accommodation costs for children and their families, and phone card top-ups that allow them to stay in constant contact with their doctors and WOWS support team.”

The Prime Minister adds that in the past five years, the survival rate of common childhood cancers had more than doubled in Fiji.

Bainimarama reiterated that this progress would not be possible without the combined efforts of the government, organizations like WOWS kids and other supporters.