By Elizabeth Kolivuso
The Frank Hilton Organisation raised over FJ$17,000 in partnership with the Shivas Regal Project through a charity concert fundraiser that was held in Brisbane last month. This was the first ever fundraiser for the organisation to be held outside of Fiji.
The Frank Hilton Organisation provides essential health and support services to children living with disabilities within the country. Their services include audiology, physiotherapy, and speech pathology to name a few.
CEO of Frank Hilton Organisation, Sureni Perera says that they are immensely grateful to the Shivas Regal Project’s support and contribution in furthering their mission of providing effective quality services and rehabilitation for children with disabilities.
“Their dedication, through the recent charity concert fundraiser, aligns seamlessly with our mission, and their contribution will significantly impact the lives of the children we serve,” Perera said.
“We are very thankful for the fact that, from the concept to planning and actually carrying out the actual program, it was done by Shiva and his team. The exciting news is that this is not just a one-off project, I’m told that there will be future commitments towards the cause as well.”
The Shivas Regal Project is a group of musicians whose mission is to create music that not only inspires, but serves as a beacon of hope for children with disabilities in Fiji.
Founder, Shiva Karan said they had a sold-out crowd that exemplified the unwavering dedication of the Brisbane community.
“The boundless love and commitment breathed life into an electrifying night and it’s their unwavering support that will leave a mark on the lives of those served by the Frank Hilton Organization of Fiji.”
Perera said that the funds will go towards the annual operational costs of the Hilton Home, which come in at around $300,000. Some funds from their first fundraiser, the “Bara Battle,” have also been included for the Hilton Home.
“It will also assist in assistive devices like hearing aids and wheelchairs as well. We procure our wheelchairs every two years, so we’ll use this towards our Hilton Home plus our wheelchair funds.”