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. Read our Mission statement

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 ”

 The Trustees & members of the Goan Welfare Society UK wish to convey deepest sympathies to King Charles III & members of the Royal Family on the sad demise of our longest serving Queen Elizabeth II.

We wish King Charles III a long and happy reign. Long live the King!!

BREAKING NEWS

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Latest Appeal …

  • Melissa Nazareth, mother of a 7 year old, a wife and a professional, has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) a type of blood cancer, and needs to find a lifesaving stem donor.

    The search is made more difficult due to Melissa’s Goan heritage. Patients from minority ethnic backgrounds have just a 37% chance of finding the best possible unrelated donor match. By diversifying the register,
    we can increase this chance.

    Without you, there is no cure.

    Patients like Melissa need people aged 16-30 from South Asian backgrounds to join the Anthony Nolan stem cell register. Sign up now and one day, you could save the life of someone like Melissa.

    Find out more about stem cell donation and sign up at anthonynolan.org/MelNazareth

    The first step is filling in our online form and doing a cheek swab.

    Patients like Melissa need people aged 16-30 from South Asian backgrounds to join the Anthony Nolan stem cell register.

    Sign up now and one day, you could save the life of someone like Melissa. Find out more about stem cell donation and sign up at anthonynolan.org/MelNazareth .

    The first step is filling in our online form and doing a cheek swab.

HOW YOU CAN HELP …

West London:

Ealing Hospital on: 020 8869 2113

Northwick Park, St Mark’s & Central Middlesex Hospitals:  Kindly leave a voicemail including patient’s name, religion and the ward if known. Sunday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm. Phone: 020 8967 5130
Alternatively, request a member of Staff to contact a chaplain
or e-mail: LNWH-tr.chaplaincy@nhs.net
The Hospital Chaplain used to have access to the list of patients on a ward. That is no longer the case and either the person themselves or family or friends must let the Chaplain know if you would like a visit or Communion

South-West London:

St George’s Hospital, Tooting:
Contact the Goan Chaplain, Fr Patrick De Souza,  on:  07342 267878 (email: patrickdsouza2008@gmail.com)

General:   Ask the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital to contact the Catholic Hospital Chaplain, giving the full name & ward of the patient.