Rugby league great Petero Civoniceva’s foundation rallies for victims of cyclone Winston in Fiji

RUGBY league great Petero Civoniceva is rallying support for the people of Fiji who were hardest hit by category five Cyclone Winston on February 20.

Mr Civoniceva was born in Fiji and will deliver care packages to those most in need via his foundation.

“Right now regions in the country are really on their knees. We want to reach out to as many people as possible,” he said.

Care packages will include lanterns, kerosene, fishing equipment, tarps, sleeping bags, tents, rope, basins, cooking utensils, buckets, first aid supplies, toiletries and much more.

Mr Civoniceva has set up a Go Fund Me page which he is hoping will raise $50,000.

“Every little bit will go to provide care packages for villagers who have lost everything.

“The true horrific extent of the damage of Cyclone Winston is just being released but what’s clear is the amount of support the villages and communities need.”

To donate, visit gofund me.com/cycloneappeal.
The damage caused by Cyclone Winston to Namuaimada village, Fiji. Picture: AAP Image/Facebook, Fijian Government.
Meanwhile Kippa-Ring’s Rhonda Downie is collecting items for Fiji in a shipping container.

She is hoping people will donate tinned food, linen, toiletries and items for small children and babies.

The container will be sent over at the end of the March.

People can drop items off at 1 Bianco St, Kippa-Ring, or phone 0427 326 039.

 

Source: Quest Community Newspapers

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