Esther Honey gets $700 gift

Cook Islands New
December 31, 2012

The Esther Honey Foundation has become the seventh group in as many years to receive a funding boost from Island Hopper Vacations.

The foundation received a $700 cheque from the travel agency on Monday, with clinic director Gregg Young on hand to receive the funds.

For the past seven years, Island Hopper staff members have nominated an organisation to receive the year’s total amount of money made from weekly mufti days.

“We don’t tell whoever we have nominated until we ring them up,” says sales consultant Mousie Skews.

“It’s a nice surprise though for that organisation when we call them.

“We felt that this is our small way of giving back something to our community and help out those organisations that are doing great work for our community and our people.”

The foundation, which offers spaying and neutering free of charge among other veterinary services, is the seventh recipient of the annual donation.

Groups to have received the funding from Island Hopper since 2006 are Rarotonga Hospital’s children’s ward, Creative Centre, Te Kainga, Punanga Tauturu, Te Vaerua, and Are Pa Metua. – Matiu Workman