01 March, 2018

Gold Table Gala Dinner in support of Pacific Disability Support Trust

Pacific Disability Support Trust aims to raise funds for the care and support of spinal injuries in their own homes in Samoa.

The featured entertainment will be the Maeva Band – made up of the gardeners from Return to Paradise Resort in Samoa. Every Saturday night, the boys down their tools, pick up their guitars and island drums and entertain the resort’s guests. And every night, something remarkable happens: as the boys sing, the guests all stop to listen.

The Pacific Disability Support Trust began work in 2010 to coordinate fundraising for Ben Lei’a, a promising rugby player in Samoa who broke his neck in a tackle and became a life-long tetraplegic. A major fundraising campaign involving the All Blacks and led by then, Captain Richie McCaw raised sufficient funds to build Ben a new home, provide a mobility vehicle and an orthopaedic bed. A second fundraising dinner in 2011 involving both the All Blacks and Black Caps provided further funds which have been used for medical supplies and the care of spinal injuries throughout Samoa and Fiji.

When: Thursday 22 March 2018 

Venue: Ellerslie Convention Centre, Auckland

Tickets include dinner and drinks.
Per person: $300 or $500 per couple
Table of 10: $2000

For further information contact: ramona@returntoparadiseresort.com Ph: +64 21 103 5105 or Samoa +685 767 5002

Maeva's music – a mixture of Samoan traditional songs and dances, plus stirring renditions of well known numbers – always gets rapturous praise from international guests and due to popular demand, the band are releasing a CD that will be available on the night. Don't miss this chance to see the band in Auckland.

Maeva will be in New Zealand, courtesy of Samoa Airways and House of Travel.

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