$5k boost for kids cancer charity

WOWS Kids Fiji Team Leader Mere Williams (left) receives a cheque donation from Ray Pharmaceuticals Medical rep Sharveet Kumar during the WOWS Kids family fun day at the Lautoka Golf Club. Picture: REINAL CHAND

The fight against cancer by the WOWS Kids Fiji charitable trust received a huge $5000 boost from chemists Ray Pharmaceuticals in Lautoka yesterday.

The timely gift goes towards assisting close to 75 young cancer patients across the country. Ray Pharmaceuticals medical representative Sharneet Kumar said they have been supporting WOWS Kids Fiji for the past six years.

“Our director was the first to step forward and help WOWS Kids Fiji about five or six years ago and since then we have been doing our best to help wherever we can,” he said.

“It’s not only important for us to help, but it is even more important to the children who are the main reason we are all here.

“They need the support, they need the proper medical care and services and if companies can step in to help then we should.

“We are very proud supporters of the WOWS Kids Fiji trust and we hope that the donations we make go towards helping these children.”

WOWS Kids Fiji team leader Mere Williams said support from corporate bodies goes a long way for their patients.

“We have 74 children altogether and apart from buying medicine for the children, we also look after their transportation when they need to go to the hospital,” she said.

“Transportation is our highest cost and in a month we would be spending an average of $4000 to ensure that each child is getting to the hospital when they need to go.

“So that is why when we get donations like these they really help us do our work for these children.”

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