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First Pasifika Chess Champions compete in Australasian Chess Tournament - Updates - Givealittle

  • Update      15 November 2019

    Talofa Lava!

    Thank you everyone who has donated to our cause. As you can see by the amount raised there is more than enough for them to get to Australia to compete in Melbourne tournament, Thank you all so much! We are prepping well and keeping positive for an awesome experience.

    For all extra funds this will be kept for their future chess tournaments only. There wont be any extravagant spending lol we been on budget life with Masina from day dot haha! Tyleah has plans in future to compete in the Womans Olympiad team, she is currently ranked 8th for under 20yo (and they are competing next year in Russia) so you can see how far these hopes and dreams have the capacity to travel and go far with your support. Potentially this could also mean Masina not having to work evenings as well and have more time with them at home. So we are so very GRATEFUL for all the love and support for our family.

    If you still want to donate thats more than fine :) but please don't at the expense of own personal family costs if it means you missing out on you or your families needs. They will be fine and thriving and are happy :)

    A FB Page has been set up if you wish to follow their journey on there also : PTChessKids so all the positive vibes and love and kindness is most welcome there also.

    Alofa Tele and Much Love to you all

    Po'e-Tofaeono Family

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  • Thank you      13 November 2019

    Good evening everyone

    Masina and I Just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated and esp tonight after the newshub story aired.. ❤️😭 We will get around to thanking everyone individually at some point this week..We are so truly grateful. Thank you for all the well wishes and donations towards the kids chess journey and dreams. To think 12 days ago the idea of going was a sad no and it would've been nice if we had the funds but it was nice to be invited but sorry kids not this time.. To let's share our story... Then just give it a go.. To now is mindblowing! We are just 2 humble hardworking parents trying to give our kids opportunity to thrive and they have taken us down another path we never imagined 😆 chess!! This could open up more in the game for them as they have huge dreams to go far.. In time.

    The generosity and kindness of you all will be remembered in our lives for years to come.. We will never forget it and will endeavour to pay it forward..

    Thank you

    Faafetai Lava

    Fakaaue Lahi

    May you all be blessed xx

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  • Wow!      3 November 2019

    Thank you so much to everyone who has read this, been sharing and supporting, sending positivity and donating! Overwhelmed and appreciate all the love and support for the kids 🙏❤️❤️

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