Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel was a sea of black and white last night as hundreds of people congregated for a black tie-themed fundraising dinner to raise funds for the women and girls of the Homes of Hope in Fiji.
The event, organised by the Fiji Day celebrations committee in Sydney was attended by the Prime Minister Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and his wife, Mary.
Prime Minister Bainimarama, while delivering his keynote address, said the funds raised would definitely make a big difference in the lives of those who live at the home.
“It’s easy to see why Homes of Hope has received such acclaim – their mission of rehabilitating victims of rape and trafficking is one that is desperately needed in all corners of the world,” he said.
“But what makes them truly special is the holistic support they provide to women and girls who seek their services. While they offer “homes” as safe havens to victims, their work to provide a helping hand to these girls, young mothers and their children goes far beyond just the roofs over their victims’ heads.
Start at 6:30 PM
October 25, Tuesday 2023
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
“The Government needs partners to truly have a lasting, grassroots impact in our communities, and they serve as a shining example of what great things we can do when we work together towards a common goal.” Prime Minister Bainimarama said the generosity shown by those who contributed last night made him proud to serve as Fiji’s Prime Minister.