After Years of planning VSIAF finally completed its Major Project for 2018 and that was building a new home for Sekonaia Kotobalavu. On February 3rd 2018 we handed Mr Kotobalavu the keys to his new wheelchair friendly home. He was brought to tears when he saw his new home and we were happy to see him living in a new safe home away from dangers that he formerly faced in his old home .
$100,000 has been raised through the Viti Spinal Injuries Association of Fiji Old Skool Ball that focused to raise funds to assist those living with spinal injuries.
This has been confirmed that the Viti Spinal Injuries Association of Fiji Secretary Kula McGoon who had earlier said that the association had a target to raise $60,000.
She adds that since the fundraiser a lot of interest from people to donate online continues to pour through to assist those living with spinal injuries.
McGoon says this has been a huge success.
A huge part of the fundraiser was an All Blacks Jersey signed and donated by the world’s best openside flanker Richie McCaw which was auctioned for $1,000.
In addition, DJ Forbes and Eric Rush All Blacks jerseys were also auctioned for $500 each.
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I was very taken by what I have seen and learnt about people living with Spinal Cord injuries and it makes me think about the simple things we take for granted.
These were the sentiments of Internationally acclaimed New Zealand actor Temuera Morrison while speaking at the Viti Spinal Injuries Association of Fiji Old Skool Ball.
He adds that learning of the challenges’ that care givers and spinal cord injury patients go through and being able to play a little part in assisting them is humbling.
Morrison also acknowledged the care-givers and patients that were present at the event and says that it takes a special kind of person to give up their time and most of their life to make a difference in assisting those living with spinal cord injuries.
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A total of 216 people have been assisted and continue to be assisted by Viti Spinal Cord Injury Association of Fiji.
This was revealed by Viti Spinal Cord Injury Association of Fiji at their Old Skool Ball fundraiser last night.
Association Secretary Kula McGoon says that from last year’s fundraiser they raised close to $30,000 and were able to assist more than 10 people that had spinal cord injuries.
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Australian High Commissioner Marget Twomey makes a donation towards the VSIAF Fundraiser the “Old Skool Ball” …
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Fiji Broadcasting Coverage on Special Guest Speaker for The Old Skool Ball
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