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Local fundraising effort for Fiji following floods

(File Photo: Fiji Canadian Rugby Fan Club)

A group in Surrey is doing its part to help those affected by powerful cyclones that struck Fiji

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – It’s been a miserable couple of weeks for Fiji, due to two powerful cyclones which have led to major flooding, but a local group is trying to do its part to gather non-perishable food items to send to those struggling after the damage.

There are two parts to this.

Izaz Ali and other organizers are hosting a $10 a ticket event at the Fiji Canadian Rugby Fan Club in Surrey to raise money to send a 40-foot container to Fiji filled with food.

Your ticket will include one Fijian style lamb dish with a side.

That takes place April 21 and 22 at the club located at 12037 88 Avenue in Surrey from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both days.

“We have videos and pictures that show families living under just a tarp, because they have nothing,” says Ali. “We, as a community of people, have gotten together, put our minds together, to see how we can help Fiji out, mostly with food related items and clothing.”

Beyond the fundraiser, you can also drop off food items at Andy Sorensen Auto Body at 14771 64th Ave in Surrey, (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

If you’d like to have non-perishable food items picked up, you can call Zaeed at ABT Courier Service at 778-319-0360.