In loving memory of Erana Tawhai

$500 donated
Given by 18 generous donors in around 3 months

On Wed 14th of February, we lost a wonderful YMCA staff member. Help support Erana’s partner and eight children through this tragic time.


Erana, a mother of eight children ranging in age from 6 to 21 years old, was a much loved member of the YMCA Papakura Early Learning Centre. For two years she worked tirelessly as the healthy living coordinator and cook to support the centre’s tamariki and whānau.

At just 42, Erana was taken far too soon.

Her loss will be deeply felt across the YMCA Papakura Early Learning Centre community, but no more deeply than within her beautiful family. All funds raised will be donated to Erana’s whānau to help support them through this difficult time.

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At YMCA North we build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. We are here for our local neighbourhoods and deliver services which empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community.

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All funds raised will be donated to Erana’s whānau to help support them through this difficult time.

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Kim Dickinson
Kim Dickinson on 22 Feb 2018
Erana was a pleasure to work with and tamariki were her heart. Being able to help support her tamariki and whanau during this difficult time is only a tiny part of recognising Erana's legacy. Deepest sympathies and aroha to her whanau.
Tammi on 21 Feb 2018
I will always remember your beautiful smile
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 19 Feb 2018
King Whanau - Kaeo
King Whanau - Kaeo on 19 Feb 2018
May god bless you and your whanau xx
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 18 Feb 2018
Im so sorry for your loss. Praying for Gods almighty hand to be upon you at this most difficult time.

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