S.I.G & S. F.A RAISED $1-M TOWARDS IN AID OF VANUATU

Chair of SFA Bodo Dettke handing over the cheque to Prime Minister Sogavare. Photo credit: GCU.

Chair of SFA Bodo Dettke handing over the cheque to Prime Minister Sogavare. Photo credit: GCU.

Solomon Islands Government (SIG) and the Solomon Forestry Association (SFA) have successfully raised more than $1 million to assist the Vanuatu Government’s effort to recover from the impact of Tropical Cyclone Pam.

A government statement says Committee Chairman, Hon. Bodo Dettke delivered the cheque to Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare during the event.

The Prime Minister also personally contributed to the event on behalf of the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet by sponsoring two corporate tables.

Saturday’s fundraiser also included auctioning an autographed T-shirt from Western United football club which raised $5,000.

Around $140,000 came through pledged donations and more than $262,000 raised during the event on Saturday night.

SIBC News understands Saturdays appeal was part of an earlier fundraising event where logging companies, as both members and affiliates of the Solomon Forestry Association raised $596,000 from corporate sponsorship, donations and pledges.

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