Family of White Island victims Pratap and Mayuari Singh aims to support New Zealand children in need

Updated: May 4

Husband and wife - Pratap and Mayuari Singh lost their lives in the White Island Volcano Incident after undergoing multiple surgeries and battling for their lives.


Pratap Singh Chouhan suffered burns to over 50 percent of his body, passed away at Middlemore Hospital on January 28. Pratap’s wife Mayuari suffered burns to over 70 percent of her body and passed away on December 22.


Singh was known for his cheerful approach to life, his active role in fundraising, his will to help, and his strong belief in the concept of “sewa” – selfless service.


This was reflected in his work as the Atlanta branch president of Sewa International, a not-for-profit organisation, where Singh was heavily involved in the Sponsor-A-Child initiative: a project that funds and supports hundreds of under-privileged children.

Pictured: Mayuari Singh and Bhupender Singh

On behalf of the Singh family, Bhupender Singh is promoting Pratap and Mayuari’s mission and has a goal to honour their legacy and support children in need across the world.


Middlemore Foundation are extremely grateful to be chosen as a beneficiary for this cause.


In New Zealand 270,000 children suffer from preventable, life-threatening diseases usually only seen in third world countries. They live in cold, damp, overcrowded unsafe houses and they are failing to achieve at school.


Middlemore Foundation has holistic focus on improving long-term health outcomes for children and their whānau in the South Auckland community. The goal is to give children the tools and resources they need to reach their full potential.


If you would like to support Bhupender's fundraiser, please visit: https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/sponsorachild-help-support-pauls-mission

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