Thursday, March 18, 2010
The appeal by the Fiji Times and the ANZ Bank is the biggest to be launched, so far.
The Times says donations can be made at ANZ branches worldwide and that the money wll be distributed through Fiji Red Cross.
This is the account information the paper has given on its website:
ANZ Account # 10616461
ANZ Fiji Swift Code is: ANZBFJFX
BSB is: 010890 (ANZ House)
In another effort, the Concert of Hope organized by the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation will be held this Saturday in Suva, at Albert Park, to raise money for children affected by Cyclone Tomas.
Fiji's top bands are performing and the money is expected to help children in the Northern and Llau group.
The concert starts at ten in the morning.
In New Zealand, a few appeals have started - APNA FM has raised thousands via its radiothon and the Fiji community in Waikato is to meet to see what they can do.
The Fiji Children’s Trust is also organising an appeal in Suva tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 4pm and again on Sunday from 11am to 1pm, at Patel Centre in Suva.
A spokesperson says committee members will be travelling to Vanua Levu to distribute what they collext. He says if peole can help andnthey're outside of Fiji, you can make a small contribution via paypal for groceries.
Picture: An aerial view of Cikobia, where plantations were lost. Fiji Times pic