UK Cold and Dying to get to Goa. UK Cold and Dying to ge to Goa land of warm Soil and People, Begging although illegal is lucrative in Breadline Britain on 17 February 2018 and in the 14 years of Facebook I came across the first fundraiser r appeal to arrange a funeral in Goa for a fellow Goan who died suddenly in London England The amount asked for is GBP7.500 this appears to be for a four Bedroom Coffin. I say this because The Goan Welfare Society UK has been having Coffin Appeals over the last 10 years with letters containing sob stories and unaccountable Basket Collections and Raffles at Goan Socials, we are told for a fixed fee of GBP 2100 (TWO THOUSAND ONE Hundred)A one bed Coffin will get you to GOA Therefore and with due respect for the Bereaved the amount asked for looks like a scam in Rip off Britain. Sometimes there have been appeals for around GBP 4000 what looks like two bed coffins. There is no need to go on the Internet Begging for money for Funerals .The Goan Welfare Society has embedded their Adver tisement on website GOAUK.COM they currently have enough funds for the first one hundred coffins please direct your application to GWS Trustees in the first instance The people assisted so far have been Portuguese Nationals of Goan Orign whoclaim to have no Money.In Goanvoiceuk of 22 February there is an article to say that in Goa opposition members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) allege some ruling members of the House are wasting tome and that the NRI office in Goa functions like a bank clearing house of getting the dead bodies of Goans back to Goa A little like GWS activity in England.Any guess if unaccounted money is involved.
In 2018 look forward to our events, Village and Others, being free of Predatory emotional blackmail appeals accompanying basket collections and sobbing letters Targeting the bereaved should also stop immediately Until h a list of donors published and actual Balance update on revenue, only then GWS and its current Trustees may earn its credibility and respect in the community. Melvyn Fernandes Thornton Heath Surrey England 22 February 2018