World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Donations peak for Cure Kids Fiji

Good Sports Countdown for Accor Hotels ‘Race to Survive’
International support shown as donations peak for Cure Kids Fiji cause

October 24 2006: Accor’s ‘Race to Survive’ adventure race is yet to start, but the hotel and resort group is already celebrating, having crossed its original fundraising finish line by more than $20,000 to raise almost AYD $150,000 (NZ$170,000) for the Cure Kids Fiji charity.

With two more weeks to go before the ‘Race to Survive’ event kicks off, organisers anticipate even more money will be raised as donations continue to pour in from official sponsors and everyday supporters donating online from around the world at

Some 72 competitors from seven different countries (including Fiji) will compete in Fiji for the adventure event which will run over five days from November 6 to November 10.

After months of training and fundraising for the event 12 teams will battle it out around the Fiji Islands with participants pushed to their physical limits over a strenuous course that involves swimming, mountain biking, outrigging and running.

Accor’s Race to Survive spokesperson Paul Stevens says - “This is adventure tourism at its best and most charitable with overseas teams raising their entry fee via fundraising in their own country.”

“In addition to the generosity of supporters across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, the event has also attracted more than $100, 000 in corporate sponsorships locally which is a great example of tourism and the community working together.

“Accor’s Race to Survive to Cure Kids” has been reliant on sponsorship partners and our supporters, not least of all our ‘Gold’ Sponsors including Rosie Holidays, Tappoo, Colonial, Vodafone, BlueGas, Mechanical Services/Daikin, UBFreight, Fijian Holdings and Air Pacific.”

The event has been put together by Accor’s four Fijian based general managers and their hotels - Mercure Hotel Nadi, the Mocambo Hotel, Vomo Island Resort managed by Sofitel and the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa.

With the event scheduled to start and finish in scenic style at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island, the resort has put its muscle and money where its mouth is to enlist teams of its own in the worthwhile charity event.

Accor Hotels & Resorts launched Cure Kids Fiji in April this year in partnership with New Zealand based Cure Kids and Rotary. While Cure Kids critical medical research into childhood diseases continues in New Zealand, the money raised by Race to Survive and all Accor fund raising initiatives in Fiji will fund basic, life-saving medicines, equipment and medical staff training via a visiting doctors programme.

For more information, race event updates or to make a donation please visit


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>


Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC