The Papua New Guinea Rugby League will be raising funds this weekend to help the victims of Mt Ulawan Volcano which has displaced over 6000 people in the West New Britain Province.
The province is also the home to the new franchise team the Kimbe Cutters which takes part in the semi-professional competition the Digicel Cup.
Kimbe Cutters board chairman Dominic Kaumu said the club were hoping to help out members of their community.
“We will donate this weekend’s game takings to the cause as we do have a responsibility to give back to the community,’’ Mr Kaumu said.
The money raised would be used to buy food and items for the people displaced in the six care centres.
“This team is for the people and home grown so it is important that we give back to the people in times of need,” Mr Kaumu said.
Match: Hunters v Devils
Round 16 -
Venue: Oil Search National Football Stadium, Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea Hunters CEO Reatau Rau said the club were happy to support the cause.
“During this weekend’s Hunters game against the North Devils, (we) will send out buckets to the fans for them to donate in cash, and from there, the PNG Rugby League will look at that and (at further) support,” Rau said.
“All the proceeds will be passed onto the Kimbe Cutters board and they will help with their efforts to assist the people in need.”
If you’re thinking of making a donation, account details are listed below:
Bank: Bank South Pacific
Account Name: Kimbe Cutters
Account Number: 71016441128
Payment Description: Care Centre Appeal