A small but generous donation was made to Sir Tommy Chan, by Australian based consultancy firms. The group are contractors to the largest and publicly floated travel company-Flight Centres which is headquartered in Brisbane.The group, brought in by Solomon Airlines to evaluate the potential to hold a half marathon competition in Honiara sometime in October, gave the new Tee Shirts previously secured for some of their Australian competitions but never used.
Sir Chan is leading the charge in fund-raising for the three current disaster areas within the Pacific region, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Australia.
Peter Creagh; who heads up Tailwind promotions; Tod Horton runs Healthwise Global and Brett Morgan from Stay Another Day - Consultant in Tourism; are all part of the team that were in Honiara meeting with SIVB; HCC and Police as well as other interested parties as a forward evaluation team for this event.
On returning and seeing that West Guadalcanal was hit by the natural flood disaster mainly through the media, Peter Creagh decided to assist in their little way towards this appeal by packing these unused Tee Shirts. The Tee Shirts were forwarded through the Solomon Airline, as a contribution to the total appeal effort.
Solomon Airlines has been a staunch supporter of the natural disasters appeal in contributing travel tickets to date raising some SBD$25,000 to date with more fund raisers due in the next week or so.
"We are proud to contribute in our little way as a good corporate citizen in our country and being the National Airline, the impetus was for us to ensure we participated in such worthwhile causes and this has been achieved and maintained throughout the year," Solomon Airlines said in a statement.
"We pray for those affected and trust our small contribution will assist in the overall assistance to the area and people especially in Guadalcanal and furthermore, in the other neighbouring countries of Fiji and Australia."