Steven Dias RIP

Dear Friends

Steven Dias RIPI am appealing again to your generosity as we are trying to raise funds for the funeral of the above-named, which takes place at the Church of Sts Michael & Martin on Thursday 15 June 2017 (10.00am). Steven Dias, who was only 19 years old, passed away after falling into the river at Egham, Surrey, on 7 May 2017.

The parents, who hail from Cortalim, Salcete, Goa, have contributed £2,000 towards the cost of the funeral and our target is to raise the balance of £2,723.00. We are working closely with Cortalim Union (London) who are not only helping with the fund-raising but also providing much-needed support to the family, which is greatly appreciated.

As with our previous appeals, we are hoping that members of the community will respond generously to our appeal, particularly the villagers of Cortalim resident in the UK. 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 may 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 Tino Goes or any other Cortalim Union Committee member. May I convey my sincere thanks in advance for your help and support in assisting us to carry out our welfare work within the Goan Community. God bless and hope that you all have a glorious summer.

Chair of Trustees      (email:

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