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Margaret Lilo needs your help

  • Margaret is Home!

      17 October 2021
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    After putting in countless hours, over recent months, by many people endeavouring to get Margaret home to the Solomon Islands, it has finally happened!

    Margaret arrived in Honiara on Thursday afternoon in a RNZDF Hercules. She is now in quarantine and we are hopeful her mum will soon be able to join her.

    Margaret is over the moon about being home and feels incredibly privileged and humbled by everyone's donations and effort to make it happen.

    Special thanks must go to Shamina @ Gourmet NZ, Tim @MBIE, John @ Solomon Island High Commission and of course the NZ Defence Force who were able to make the flight home happen.

    Many others endeavoured to get her home previously, but trying to coordinate connecting flights proved difficult. Skyline Aviation and the NZ Air Ambulance team put in many hours also only to have a connection fail at the last minute. The kindness shown by everyone has at times overwhelmed Margaret. We are already missing her, but knowing she is now home and will soon be with her family is the most amazing feeling. 💖😘

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    • 17/10/2021 by Alta

      Thank you for your hard work to help Margaret, and God bless, Margaret. Kia kaha.

  • Getting Margaret Home

      26 September 2021

    Margaret sends her blessing and heartfelt thanks for your kindness. Your donations and words of support mean so much to her. We continue to look for ways to get Margaret home, so much effort is going into making this happen. The disappointment is hard to deal with when her booked flights keep being cancelled. However, the good news is Margaret continues to be well, the radiation treatment is working. I look forward to the day when I can tell you that she is back in Honiara with her family, hopefully soon.

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  • A Heartfelt Message of Thanks

      15 September 2021

    Tagio tumas lo kaed fala hartblo ufala everyone. A heartfelt message of thanks from Margaret. Your kind wishes and prayers mean so much to her and you are in her prayers everyday.

    This morning you, the NZ public, has donated an astounding $18,000 for Margaret! The most immediate concern is getting her home as soon as possible. The first commercial flight available currently is a month away on the 15th October, which is not ideal. We are looking at other options and hope that timetables will change and an earlier flight will magically appear. Thank you again for opening your hearts to Margaret, for being so kind and generous. I will keep you updated. Arohanui 💖

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