Media Release - from family of Donna Manning (CTV)
Media Release - from family of Donna Manning
Press Release from Maurice
(brother of Donna Manning of CTV)
It has been one week since the 6.3
earthquake hit Christchurch and as we observe 2 minutes
silence today our hearts go out to all of Christchurch,
especially those who, like us, are still waiting for news of
We are still waiting for news of our
sister Donna (Manning) and holding onto hope that she will
be returned to us. While we wait, we pray for strength,
especially for our parents and Donna’s children, Elizabeth
and Kent Manning.
I want to thank everyone who has
shown such love and support - there has been so much from
near and far away.
As a lot of you have requested,
today we are releasing the details of the Trust we have set
up for Donna’s children.
You can make a donation
at any Kiwibank.
The Elizabeth and Kent
38 9011 0430699 000
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