Giving is winning

The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee is running a donation drive to help victims of the Hanuabada fires.

Hanuabada village has produced many great Team PNG athletes and officials for Papua New Guinea and the fiery tragedy is an opportunity for Team PNG to repay their efforts and show its support for the big village.

The PNG Olympic Committee is appealing to fellow Team PNG members and the PNG sports community to contribute to the Team PNG ‘Giving Is Winning’ donation drive.

President of PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, said many families have been devastated with the loss of their homes, lifetimes of memories and family history that can never be replaced.

The incident was very unfortunate and national athletes hope that whatever support the public gives can help them rebuild a little part of the victims’ lives.

With the help of Theodist Ltd, the PNG Olympic Committee has already provided its Olympic Values Education station to be used by the Hanuabada Fire Appeal Committee as an administration centre to coordinate the appeal effort in the village.

Donations can be dropped off at the PNG Olympic Committee office at Telikom compound, Four-Mile.

(Swimmer Ryan Pini with the Papua New Guinea flag at the Opening Ceremony of Rio 2016 ©Getty Images)


Carolyn Ure