BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
THE Two4One band donated $5000 cash to the Honiara Band Association (HBA) on Wednesday towards the National Referral Hospital’s drug shortage crisis.
The donation was officially handed over to the HBA’s Chairman Mr Benjamin Afuga and the handover ceremony convened the band members and supporters.
The donation came after Two4one participated in a live band performance to raise funds towards the NRH’s drug shortage which was held recently at Rove Police ground.
Band leader Mr Donald Bato said after they participated in two shows at Rove the band decided to look more seriously to providing more support.
He said the donation is what the band had agreed for to support NRH to help sick patients in response to the situation.
“Band members are excited about the initiative HBA take the lead of which we involved in, and we are happy to pledge $5000 towards the hospital.
“We show our support because the hospital belongs to us and our brothers, sisters and children access the facilities and currently NRH is facing drug shortage, at least we do something.”
HBA’s Chairman Afuga thanked the Two4One band for the donation, which he said will go towards the charity concert in aid of NRH’s medical drug shortage.
“We hope this donation will put together and paid the much needed medicine hospital need to save life and I believe the medicine will safe life someone really need medicine.
“This is the beginning of many more charity work we will do and as musician we have big influence to raise funds, not only in Solomon, everywhere in the world musicians can use their talent to raise funds for charity.”
Meanwhile, the Two4One band comprises of eight members.
Their first come back live performance was during the Melanesian Art and Festival recently and this is their first donation – plans are underway to do more as part of giving back to the community.