WELCOME TO THE GOAN WELFARE SOCIETY
The Goan Welfare Society (GWS) was founded in March 1983 to provide limited assistance to Goans living in the UK.
The responsibility for the Charity was handed over to the Goan Association (UK) when the original Trustees had passed away and in October 2004, it was re-constituted with Trustees appointed by the Board of Directors. However, as required by the Charity Commission, the Charity operates as an autonomous body with its own membership and raising its own funds.
Over the past few years, the welfare work has shown a considerable demand due to the increasing number of Goans arriving in the UK and also with the ageing community needing more assistance. This has put pressure on the Charity because of a lack of resources and more importantly, because more volunteers are desperately needed – as the saying goes
“ THE HARVEST IS BIG BUT THE LABOURERS ARE FEW ”
- REPATRIATION of GODWIN RODRIGUES
In conjunction with the Goan Chaplaincy & Goans in Wembley & Ealing.
REPATRIATION of GODWIN RODRIGUES (DoB: 7.12.1970)
I am appealing once again to your generosity as we are trying to raise funds to repatriate the body of Godwin Rodrigues back to his family in Orlim, Salcete, Goa. Godwin passed away suddenly on 16 November 2018 at home, in Southall. The cost of the repatriation is £2,100 but the family has raised £1,300. So, our target is £800.00 and we are working with the Goan Chaplaincy and the Goan Communities in Ealing & Wembley, to raise this money.
As with our previous appeals, we are hoping for a good response from members of the community and are appealing particularly to villagers from Orlim to help us reach our target. If you feel inclined to help, then please send your donations by cheque to the above address, made payable to the Goan Welfare Society. If you are a taxpayer, please endorse your cheque on the back “gift aid” with your address.
Cash & cheque donations can be handed to any Trustee of the Goan Welfare Society (Flavio Gracias, Paul De Mendonca, Norma Menezes-Rahim, Alfred Rebello & Rosy De Souza) or to Caetano de Branganca from Wembley (Mobile No. 07882 009063) or to Wilson Fernandes from Southall (Mobile No. 07417 434187). You can now make donations via “PayPal” through our website: www.goanwelfaresocietyuk.com.
May I convey my sincere thanks in advance for your help and support in assisting us to carry out welfare work within the Goan Community.
God bless and our best wishes to you all for Christmas
FLAVIO GRACIASChair of Trustees (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
p.s. Alternatively, pay direct into the Goan Welfare Society bank account held at: HSBC Bank, Sort Code: 40-22-30 Account No. 01435981 (reference: your full name). Please let us know for an acknowledgement