$13,745 donations raised for Mele Village, Port Vila – The Appeal is now Closed

Thank you to everyone for making this appeal to assist the people of Mele Village so successful. The support for this fundraiser and the Mele community has been absolutely astounding. Donations closed 30 September 2015 and overall a total of $13,745 was raised. A final $3,012 was sent over to Port Vila in our last installment in early October.

Since then, the management team over at Hideaway Island have been liasing with the two schools which service the community to determine what building materials are required, which the donations can be used for to help with the maintenance of classrooms that were damaged in the cyclone.

We are still waiting for the final requests of materials from the schools. The materials will then need to be sourced within budget for them. It’s an ongoing process that takes time and effort and we thank everyone over at Hideaway Island Resort for helping make sure the donations we have sent over have gone towards the most fair, equitable and needed goods.

The seedlings purchased with the previous donations are growing nicely and have returned some much needed nutrition for the village.

Healthy produce for healthy lives
Healthy produce for healthy lives
The fruits (or rather vegetables) of all your donations
The fruits (or rather vegetables) of all your donations
Mele's gardens are full of cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, carrots, spring onions, sweet corn and watermelon THANKS TO YOUR DONATIONS
Mele’s gardens are full of cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, carrots, spring onions, sweet corn and watermelon                              THANKS TO YOUR DONATIONS

It is with our pleasure that we would like to announce the winners of the Lucky Prize Draw for the following prizes.

Winner of the full set of scuba gear valued at $4,724 and proudly sponsored by Scubapro Australia is DAVID KING of Lake Heights, NSW

Congratulations David and thank you Scubapro Australia
Congratulations David and thank you Scubapro Australia!

Winner of the 8 night dive holiday to Kavieng in Papua New Guinea valued at $4,300 is DEBBIE DAVEY of Coffs Harbour, NSW. This prize is proudly sponsored by Lissenung Island Resort and Dive Adventures.

Congratulations Debbie! Soon you'll be diving here.
Congratulations Debbie! Soon you’ll be diving here at Lissenung Island Resort.

Winner of the 7 night dive holiday to Port Vila in Vanuatu valued at $2,300 is JULIE COLLET of Toowong, QLD. This prize is proudly sponsored by Hideaway Island Resort and Dive Adventures.

Congratulations Julie! Soon you will be diving here at Hideaway Island Resort
Congratulations Julie! Soon you will be diving here at Hideaway Island Resort

A huge congratulations goes out to these three lucky winners. We will be contacting you shortly with the full details of your prize.

Tank yu tumas!

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