A big vinaka vaka levu (thank you) to Gareth’s father and his company, MYPEC Limited, for their kind donation of £200, which has been used to fund sports equipment for the newly formed Moturiki sports teams. The kids on Moturiki have gained so much from the time and effort our volunteers have put into developing a sports coaching programme over the past months and their new sports timetable is now complemented with some brand new kit and equipment. As Gareth explains;
‘While the kids in school certainly don’t lack enthusiasm in sports, they are sometimes short on sports gear such as rugby balls, tackle bags, kit, and the like, so my decision, with the guidance of Harry, was to use the money to purchase rugby jerseys for the Under 14 team for Moturiki District School, as well as the girls’ netball jerseys, as well as various rugby supplies. I’ve come to know many of these kids over the past few months very well, and their dedication, commitment and enthusiasm is unlike I have ever seen around the world. I have an enormous amount of respect for these little terrors and I hope this small gift will go a long way to making Moturiki a netball powerhouse, and putting an MDS kid on a far-flung rugby field somewhere around the world, lining up for the Fijian Sevens team one day. Vinakavakalevu for your friendship kids, enjoy!’ Gareth.