Plantation Island and Aussie rugby great Mat Rogers team up to raise money for autistic kids

By MIKE PARKER-BROWN

Fiji?s Plantation Island Resort and Australian rugby legend Mat Rogers have combined to help raise awareness and much needed funds for families with children battling Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The popular family resort has donated a Fiji holiday for a family of four which the dual rugby league and union international has given away as part of a fund raising day for his 4 ASD Kids charity at Queensland?s Gold Coast Turf Club.

The lucky winner of the family holiday prize, Jason Smith, is pictured receiving his prize from Mat (pictured on right) and his wife, high profile model Chloe Maxwell at the Gold Coast event.

Plantation Island Resort?s Director of Sales and Marketing, Hannah Raffe said she was delighted to be able to be involved with Mat and Chloe and the 4 ASD Kids charity.

The Plantation Island resort prize is based on a three-day stay at the resort for a family of four complete with two nights at the Raffles Gateway Hotel in Nadi and return ?Malolo Cat? transfers from Denarau Marina to Plantation Island.

About 4 ASD
Mat Rogers and Chloe Maxwell launched 4 ASD in 2009 after going public about their son Max?s battle with autism.

The couple said they felt by telling their story they might be able to assist families facing similar challenges.

The goal of the charity is to be able to change the lives of families with children battling with an Autism Spectrum Disorder by assisting them to access the early intervention treatment that is critical to giving these children the best chance at leading a normal life and reaching their full potential.

For more information on Plantation Island Resort visit www.plantationisland.com.

For more information on 4 ASD visit www.4asdkids.com