Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Indian Division Labasa fundraising

Church Walk To Fundraise, Champion Civic Pride

Church Walk To  Fundraise, Champion Civic Pride
Methodist Church of Fiji Labasa and Savusavu Indian Circuit members after cleaning up roads and footpaths along Labasa to Seaqaqa on May 27, 2017. Photo: Shratika Naidu
May 30
11:002017
In a bid to raise funds to build a church, the Methodist Church of Fiji Labasa and Savusavu Indian Circuit conducted a walkathon with a difference on Saturday.
Church representative Alfred Wiliame said they held a walkathon by holding a clean-up campaign from Labasa Town to Seaqaqa.
Mr Wiliame said more than 20 members started cleaning the streets, footpath and drains of Labasa from 5.30am.
“The members walked to collect rubbish and this is the first time we have done this. It is like a cleanup campaign and a walkathon for us,” Mr Wiliame said.
He said ‘cleanliness was next to Godliness’, thus the choice of their main activity for the walkathon.
Currently the congregation are having their services at a temporary shelter in Naodamu in Labasa.
They aim to raise $300,000 to build a church complex and the walkathon was one of the fundraising activities.
“The other reason we decided to have a clean-up campaign is because we have civic pride.
“We want people to practice the right way of disposing rubbish and refrain from throwing them on our streets, footpath and drains,” Mr Wiliame.
The church has also made an appeal to those who are willing to lend a helping hand to contact them on 9359794 or make a deposit into their Church Savings Account at Westpac – 9806351483.
Edited by Caroline Ratucadra


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