IWA Charity Ball raises a record $355,000, Children’s Hospital to get echo machine and new lift - Compain

IWA Charity Ball raises a record $355,000, Children’s Hospital to get echo machine and new lift - Compain

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 12/02/2024
IWA President, Judy Compain

A record $355,000 has been raised through the International Women’s Association Fiji’s Valentine’s Charity Ball held at Grand Pacific Hotel over the weekend.

While thanking the 450 people who bought the $300 tickets, IWA President, Judy Compain says their aim was to raise about $350,000 to pay for an echo machine that the CWM Children’s Hospital do not have and to replace the lift at the Children’s Hospital which has not worked for 5 years.

Compain says donations are still coming through from this morning and they hope to raise about $370,000.

She says the quote for the new lift is about $250,000.

Compain says the Charity Ball tickets were sold out, and the biggest supporters were the corporate organisations from Suva, which means that they are happy to give the money as they see the work that the International Women’s Association is doing.

She says the amazing support has motivated her and the doctors to do more.

Compain says it has always been a concern that the CWM Children’s Hospital does not have an echo machine to conduct tests for Rheumatic Heart Disease.

Compain says these are just two things but they need to do more at the CWM Hospital. She says they are still working at the Oncology Ward.

Compain says they will also do some work at the Maternity Ward in the next two months.

She is calling on people to come forward and assist, and has continued to call on the government to make health facilities and services one of their top priorities.

Last year, the IWA raised about $170,000 during their Charity Ball to raise funds for CWM Hospital.

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