Donations have been pouring in for this year’s Golden Oldies Mission to Fiji. In partnership with St Johns Bible College, a number of project partnerships have developed over the past years.
Anita, Adele, Mel display some of the medical items purchased for the remote health centres team members will be assisting at.
The Golden Oldies have focused on projects that either receive minimal or no support or funding from other sources. These projects include working with remote villages keen to provide improved housing, sanitation, education and health for children and families; churches working with new mothers at a maternity hospital; supporting a remote medical centre; schools specialising in second-chance education for students living in squatter villages; supporting the St Christopher’s orphanage with sewing lessons; and helping at an old peoples home based in the WW2 army barracks. these are some of the projects the Golden Oldies are investing their time, skills, and finance in.
We’re grateful for all the contributions from Golden Oldies members themselves, friends supporters, Archer residents,the Archer Board, and Archer Tours members, and individual fundraising groups from around NZ who have heard about these missions.
Secretary Wendy packs boxes for the sea freight, and still keeps talking on the phone!!!
Recently our first sea freight of donated goods including sewing machines, children’s books, clothing and prayer books was shipped to Suva. While the Nurses at Archer have purchased over $1,000 of medical equipment to take on the trip, with generous donations in price discount from the medical supply companies have allowed us to take even more equipment