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Tonga appeal

Post by CJ » Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:17 am

The devastation looks dreadful. Do we know if Hosea Saumaki has managed to get through to his family and how they are?

I haven’t heard yet of any appeal from the DEC but is there any way that we can support the people of Tonga and show our support for HS particularly? I know he’s not been with us long but I also think we already know what an asset he is to our club. I vaguely remember an appeal from Scott Hamilton after the earthquake in New Zealand so perhaps there is something similar.

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Re: Tonga

Post by teds » Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:38 am

Saw this yesterday…

https://twitter.com/malakaifekitoa/stat ... 40647?s=21

Has a go fund me link

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Re: Tonga

Post by CJ » Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:03 pm

Thanks Teds. I don’t do Twitter so missed it. Donation on its way.

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Re: Tonga

Post by RagingBull » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:09 pm

Saumaki also doing a go fund me page

https://www.gofundme.com/f/for-home-for ... e=customer

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Re: Tonga appeal

Post by Tigerbeat » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:05 pm

SUPPORT THE MATT HAMPSON TRUST
www.matthampson.co.uk

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Re: Tonga appeal

Post by Ian Cant » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:15 pm

Be great if we can, like we stepped up for Kevin Sinfield’s effort, can help.
Must be a huge worry being here playing for Tigers while family and friends are in such a desperate situation.
Good luck with the fund.

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Re: Tonga

Post by jgriffin » Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:46 am

RagingBull wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:09 pm
Saumaki also doing a go fund me page

https://www.gofundme.com/f/for-home-for ... e=customer
Done. Heartbreaking.
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Re: Tonga appeal

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Re: Tonga appeal

Post by CJ » Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:36 pm

That is indeed good news. Do we know yet about Hosea’s family? Must be so worrying for all Tongans

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Re: Tonga appeal

Post by Scott1 » Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:42 pm

CJ wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 1:36 pm
That is indeed good news. Do we know yet about Hosea’s family? Must be so worrying for all Tongans
Unfortunately not at the moment. Incredibly tough mentally to carry on playing and training with that hanging over their heads.

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Re: Tonga appeal

Post by Grimlish » Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:28 pm

There’s an update on Hosea’s gofundme page (no apology for repeating the link here https://gofund.me/cf0b19b0). With the money raised so far he hopes to fund restore 7 seaside villages and is arranging to send the money via his brother in Tonga. Not too late to donate!

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Re: Tonga appeal

Post by Grimlish » Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:22 pm

In case you haven’t seen the report in the club’s news section

https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/to ... ly-support

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