Trust helps family of fallen member

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GIVING BACK: The Return to Paradise Resort Food and Beverage Manager draws the winning tickets in the Samoa Returnee Charitable Trust’s fundraising raffle.

GIVING BACK: The Return to Paradise Resort Food and Beverage Manager draws the winning tickets in the Samoa Returnee Charitable Trust’s fundraising raffle.

The Samoa Returnee Charitable Trust has been very active over the past few years in providing support, activities, programmes, community services, projects and engaging of Returnees and their families. Most Returnees have been returned to Samoa from countries such as the United States, New Zealand and Australia. Most have been away from Samoa for many years and often have little support when they arrive back to Samoa. 

The aim and goal of the Samoa Returnee Charitable Trust to assist in the reintegration and resettlement of its members (our Samoan citizens) back into Samoan society.

 Guiding the Returnee to reflect and actively participate in giving back to the communities. To provide a positive outlet and resource for it’s members and become positive and productive members of society.

Adney Natapu was a member of the Samoa Returnee Charitable Trust, a father, a husband and friend of many. He was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago and unfortunately passed away this past December 4, 2015 before he was able to get appropriate treatment. 

Adney left behind a beautiful wife and six loving children. 

Samoa Returnee Charitable Trust member and Trustee Benjamin approached General Manager of the Return to Paradise Resort if they can assist in fundraising for Josephine and children. 

“We were happy to donate accommodation prizes and are blessed to be in position to help,” said General Manager, Ramona Gilchrist.

Samoa Returnee Charitable Trustee Benjamin organized a raffle and over $1,000 has been raised to send to Josephine and children. 

“Adney was a good friend of ours and were very sad to lose him,” says Ben. “It is only right that we help. Adney loved his family and close friends and was the type of person to help and assist a friend in need.”

1rst Prize Winner: Sheet (B)   Square (4)   Line (2) 1 night Beach Front stay accommodation including Dinner & Tropical Breakfast for 2

2nd Prize Winner: Sheet (H)   Square (3)   Line (1) 1 night stay accommodation Ocean Breeze accommodation including Tropical breakfast for 2

3rd Prize Winner: Sheet (E)   Square (7)   Line (3) $100 tala gift voucher to spend at SSAB

Winners please contact Ben @757-8708 for verification and uplifting of prizes and bookings please. The Samoa Returnee Charitable Trust thanks the Return To Paradise Resort and Management, and S.S.A.B Megastore for all the support and encouragement.

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