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Bring our Polly home

Closed Cause page created in the Unspecified category by Sophie Ruka for "Funeral and Return costs"

$7,771 donated

Given by 184 generous donors in 22 days


Raise funds to bring my sister in-laws body back to New Zealand from India

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My sister In law had flown to India on Thursday with a friend and the morning of 16 November was found dead and we are all here in New Zealand and need to bring her home. My mother in law is trying to figure out how we will bring her home so we can mourn our loss. There has been talk of having her cremated and brought home that way, but if we can raise enough money, we want to bring her body back so her children and of course our family can mourn traditionally.

Earlier this year, in March, Polly and her 2 children lost their husband/father and now my niece and nephew have also lost their mother.

Polly was an amazing woman, so humble and with a heart full of love for everyone! She was a go getter and has kept a smile on her face through all her tough times. She was an amazing mother and best friend to both her son and daughter and they done almost everything together.

She was my partners only sister, his eldest sibling.

I just want to raise funds to help my grieving family bring her home

Sophie Ruka's involvement (page creator)

Polly was my sister in law

Use of funds

The money will pay for the costs to bring her back to New Zealand and anything left will go towards her funeral.

Latest update

Our Polly is home ❤  25 November 2019

Posted by: Sophie Ruka

To each and every donor that has helped us through this journey, on behalf of my family, THANK YOU! We raised more than we ever expected. You are all beautiful people and our love goes out to you all. We laid our darling to rest today after spending 2 days with her. So from her children, her siblings, her parents and the rest of our whanau THANK YOU ALL ❤❤❤

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 25 Nov 2019


    Aroha nui


  • Amanda

    Amanda on 25 Nov 2019


    Help the whanau and bring polly home


  • Gideon

    Gideon on 25 Nov 2019


    E te Whanaupani kia kaha, kia toa, kia maia.


  • Margaret

    Margaret on 24 Nov 2019


    In memory of a dear friend.


  • Hans

    Hans on 24 Nov 2019


    So sad to hear of this unexpected death. Hans


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