North Americans help Nadi Hospital with community work

By SHALENDRA PRASAD

A group of two hundred volunteers from North America were recently in Nadi for a week long holiday decided to give something back to the community during their short visit to our shores.

Affiliates of Stampin! Up ? a US based craft and rubber company were busy giving the Nadi Hospital a much needed boost with various initiatives such as grass cutting, painting and light handy work.fifji

Group leader Laura Thomas said it was exciting to visit Fiji which is a real tropical paradise with the added pleasure of doing something for the community.?Out of our week-long holiday plan, we wanted to do something good here. We teamed up with our travel agents Pacific Destinationz and the hospital board to carry out the works,? Ms Thomas said.

Nadi Hospital board secretary Israr Khan said it was so encouraging to see visitors taking part in such community initiatives.

?Running a hospital comes with so much hard work and dedication and such gestures from visitors are highly appreciated,? Mr Khan said.