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May 10, 2024, 11:40 am
Business, Fiji News

22 teams registered for iconic wheelbarrow race

Eparama Warua
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The Frank Hilton Organisation’s biggest “Wheelbarrow Race” fundraiser had been launched last night, with twenty-two teams already registered for this year.

The race, which will be held on 20 July, is set to generate a total of over 300 thousand dollars.

The funds collected from the Wheel Barrow race will contribute to Frank Hilton Organisation’s operational cost, particularly the children with disability’s home.

This is the 8th Amazing Wheelbarrow Race.

Chief Executive Officer of the Frank Hilton Organisation, Sureni Perera said “the race this is year is going to be a fun event. It will be held on the 20th of July at the Albert park. It’s going to be a really great fun filled event, we’ll see so many corporates come in to pledge their support to Frank Hilton and the work we do. We are really really touched by the responses, some teams even before we announced the race, got in touch with us and asked us when we will be holding the race. That shows their commitment to supporting children with disabilities in Fiji,”.

Building from last year, the Virtual Race now has an App, where participant will be able to obtain a fund me link, and allow others to push their wheelbarrow in destinations around the country with just a $10 donation.

“The virtual platform can reach anyone, any where in the world it has no limits so there’s more opportunities for people to participate and be a part of the race. Most teams have registered for the virtual race as well as the physical race.

The CEO is also urging other companies, businesses and corporate bodies to enter the race to raise funds for children with special need.

“Many people will run the virtual race and reach out to you, all it takes is $10 to push their wheelbarrow 1km,so make sure when they hit you up with their link please dig deep and donate generously because after all every dollar counts,” said Perera

She added that every dollar will go towards changing the lives of children with disabilities in Fiji.

With a total of $250,000 raised last year, the target for this year, is above $300,000.