Maria Sylvia Cardoso

In conjunction with the GOAN CHAPLAINCY (London)

December 2020


Dear friends

I am appealing to your generosity, as we are trying to raise funds to help with the cost of the funeral of Maria Sylvia Cardoso, who passed away unexpectedly on 1 March 2021 at Hillingdon Hospital. Maria leaves behind a widower, who hails from Cuncolim, and two children. Our target is to raise £4,386.00 to defray the cost of the burial arrangements.

As with our previous appeals, we are hoping for a generous response from the Community at large but particularly, from the villagers of Cuncolim. If you feel inclined to help, then please send your donations by cheque to the above address made payable to the Goan Welfare Society UK. If you are a taxpayer, please endorse your cheque on the back “gift aid” and give us your address.

Cash or cheque donations may be handed to any Trustee of the GWS (Flavio Gracias, Paul De Mendonca, Norma Menezes-Rahim, Alfred Rebello & Rosy De Souza) or to Fr Patrick De Souza, the Goan Chaplain or Jose Mendès in Southall/Hayes. If you use “online” banking, then you can pay direct into the GWS account (see details below). You can also make donations by “PayPal” through our website:

May I convey my sincere thanks for your help and our best wishes to all for a peaceful Easter, despite the difficulties brought about by the dreadful Corona virus.

God bless & keep safe

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.