The organisation, which is incorporated under the Charitable Trust Act 1957, raised about $20,000 at the well-attended event, FOFH Secretary Daven Naidu told Indian Weekender. “We had 97 golfers take part, the weather was stunning – could not have hoped for a better day,” he said.

FOFH, comprising medical and paramedical professionals mostly based in Auckland, in association with the Ministry of Health in Fiji, has led five missions to Fiji and provided medical assistance to more than one thousand patients free of cost.

The organisation is a relatively new and needs all the support it can get to carry out future missions, which is to serve the poor and needy patients in the Fiji Islands. The Foundation has received much encouragement and support from medical suppliers, companies, individuals and the general public both in New Zealand and Fiji. “However, more remains to be done to strengthen the foundation to continue to serve its purpose for many years to come,” says Naidu.

The foundation is 100% charitable with no administration costs. All trustees’ meet the financial cost of running the organisation personally.