18th November 2022 (Natadola, Fiji): IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) in Fiji donated FJ$20,000 to the Fiji Cancer Society today at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva. The donation was part of fundraising activities and sales efforts throughout October at the three Fiji properties. The funds handed to the local non-profit organisation will strengthen and support their efforts to create a cancer-free Fiji and drive education, awareness, and patient support.
The collection efforts were part of fundraising within the three hotels by placing collection cans at different locations within the properties. Guests and colleagues pitched in and gave whatever they could in the cans as a cash contribution. With this, Spa and Restaurant & Bars organised their activations, from which part of the sale of Pinktober items throughout October was for Fiji Cancer Society. To top this up, IHG matched every dollar and doubled this to show its passion for making a difference in the lives of people and communities.
“IHG is proud to play a part in making a positive impact in the area of health and well-being. Our commitment to active involvement in the local communities around our hotels means being a valued, responsible community partner by ensuring that our business objectives enhance the quality of life in the community.” commented Lachlan Walker, Area General – South Pacific, IHG “We want to show our sincere gratitude to the Fiji Cancer Society, who have been active in their awareness work and patient support. We hope this contribution and any help or encouragement we can provide to them and cancer patients during or after their treatment will make an impact.”
With its central office in Suva, Fiji, the Fiji Cancer Society is dedicated to assisting those diagnosed with Cancer. Established in 1993, the Cancer Society aims to engage, educate the community and facilitate services that fight against cancer in society. They work to raise awareness, improve cancer prevention, provide support to cancer patients and provide active survivorship.
“We are grateful to IHG Hotels & Resorts for partnering with us for Pinktober. This signals greater strength for those battling this who are not alone in the fight against cancer. It is a tough battle for the patients and the carers equally,” commented Belinda Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Fiji Cancer Society. “As an NGO, contributions as such helps our support services and assistance from transportation, medication to groceries for patients, dressing materials, facilitating weekly home visitations in partnerships with Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MOHMS) and the survivorship programme focusing on post recovery.”
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, Grand Pacific Hotel Suva and Holiday Inn Suva continue to collectively make a positive contribution, drive lasting change, and show the world just what True Hospitality for Good means to us all at IHG.
Together IHG Colleagues can do so much. With hotels spanning over 100 countries, IHG is proud to be at the heart of the communities and recognises the opportunity this global reach brings to make a positive difference. To help guide the actions as a responsible business and our aims with respect to the people, communities and planet, we created Journey to Tomorrow: our 10-year action plan.
Together with those who stay, work and partner with IHG, IHG will shape the future of responsible travel and ensure we deliver on our purpose of True Hospitality for Good.
As IHG continues this exciting and important journey, it will take a truly global team effort to achieve the ambitious targets. Each colleague has a part to play, and initiatives are an excellent way for the hotels to all come together and work towards our Journey to Tomorrow goal of improving the lives of 30 million people.