Caption: Manly forward Darcy Lussick (left) and club boxing trainer Kali Meehan with some of the clothing bags donated by the players.
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players have this week donated generously to help the people of Taviya in Fiji.
The beautiful village, the family home of Sea Eagles boxing trainer Kali Meehan, was hit hard recently by Cyclone Winston, leaving many people homeless and without anything.
A fundraising page has been established through GoFundMe to help raise $7000 to pay for a container to be sent to Fiji.
“Our players were very generous in donating clothes to their old footy boots,’’ Meehan said.
“’The club also donated an old set of NRL playing jerseys which the village rugby team will proudly wear in their games.
“I encourage Manly supporters who want to donate, be it financially, or through clothes, bedding, to hardware tools, to do so. Your support would be truly appreciated by the Taviya people.”
Meehan said the players were more than happy to assist after seeing pictures of the destruction caused by the cyclone.
“The devastation is enormous. There are hardly any houses standing,’’ Meehan said.
“This is my family’s village. It is just terrible. These are beautiful people who are now trying to not only rebuild their village, but their lives.”
Click here to make a donation or help the fundraising appeal.