Captain Cook Cruises has partnered with two Rotary Clubs to support the families of unemployed hospitality workers.
Captain Cook Cruises with Rotary Club of Sydney Cove and Rotary Club of Nadi
Captain Cook Cruises has partnered with two Rotary Clubs to support the families of unemployed hospitality workers. There has been no international tourism to Fiji since March 2020. Joining Rotary Club of Sydney Cove and Rotary Club of Nadi, the family favourite has established a Rotary Australia Overseas Aid, tax deductible fund. Following the success of fundraising efforts by a group of Mamanuca operators late last year, Jackie Charlton, a member of the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove and manager at Captain Cook Cruises Fiji, registered the project to enable tax deductibility for donations from Australians. While Captain Cook Cruises has continued to employ most of its workers at reduced hours with their limited cruise schedule for locals, many thousands of hospitality workers have been without work and income during the border closure period. They require groceries to feed their families and the fund will provide grocery vouchers to hospitality workers and contractors employed by resorts, cruises and tour operators in the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands while their work continues to be reduced or suspended. Rotary is an international organisation engaging leaders in the community, through membership, to aid those in need locally and, more broadly, through hands-on projects and fundraising initiatives.