An Auckland chapter of the Samoa Victim Support Group has officially launched, with hopes of raising more awareness and support for vulnerable children in Samoa.
The Auckland group raised over 12,000 US dollars for the SVSG, and presented the cheque to its president, Lina Chang, at a launch dinner over the weekend.
An Auckland volunteer, Jamie Su'a, says it's important that the Samoan community in Auckland joins in the fight to help abused children back home.
She says the money they raise will go towards providing a future for those children.
"Providing them with a home, or shelter, a roof over their head. Food to feed them to get by, schooling. Just providing the basic necessities as well, and giving it to them, because obviously they don't have it. Lina and her crew has stepped in and provided that for them, so it's maintaining that."
Jamie Su'a says they want to help to ensure the work the SVSG is doing in Samoa continues.