Cyclone Winston

Condobolin lends a helping hand in Fiji after cyclone

• Ralph Martin will fly to Fiji to take part in the Cyclone Winston Recovery Project. He will be joined by five other members of the Condobolin community. Cont

By Melissa Blewitt

Six local Condobolin residents will be heading to Nairai Island in Fiji to rebuild a school library and community church as part of the Cyclone Winston Recovery Project.
Ralph Martin, Dave Hall, Scott Elliott, Caleb Bartlett and Tom Kennedy will fly out to the remote island on 18 July.
Some $8,000 of building materials and equipment will be used to make a difference in the lives of locals.
The Project, began after the men met Malachi, a Fijian man, who was working at Pat Kennedy’s property.
“He told us how Cyclone Winston totally destroyed his home. and so people donated a generator and tools for him to take back,” Project organiser Ralph Martin said.
“We [local residents] wanted to help and so began fundraising for the Cyclone Winston Recovery Project, to take materials and tools across to complete the work.”
The Condobolin community can help raise funds for the Project by attending a ‘Fiji Cook Up’ on Sunday, 10 July from 12 Noon at the Condobolin Sports Club.
The event will feature Condo’s finest bush cooks, Crocket’s famous smokers, Nine holes of golf, barefoot bowls, nearest the pin, and an open mic session.
There will be lots of great prizes to be won. Tickets will cost $30 per person and $10 for Under 16 Years. Tickets available from Condobolin Sports Club or Condo Clothing. For more information contact Dave Hall 0427 633 784.

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