Givealittle page for surviving children of family killed in horrific Atiamuri crash

A Givealittle page has been established for the two young survivors of a horrendous crash near Taupō that left seven family members dead.

Twelve-year-old Legacy and his 9-year-old brother David are the only survivors from the crash that killed eight people. 

The Givealittle was established by Simplicity Bereavement Services, and aims to help with the cost of raising the brothers, as well as paying for the tangi (funeral) of the family members.

So far, more than $2,000 has been donated.

David was in the car when it crashed, while Legacy was with his grandmother Sherilyn Poutawa. Sherilyn spoke of the family's grief at a press conference on Tuesday.

"No words can fully describe the agony, the anguish that our whānau are experiencing at this time," she said.

Te Totara Primary School addressed the tragedy in a Facebook post on Tuesday, saying it was "a great privilege" to have taught three of the seven children killed.

"Our staff remembers them as 'beautiful children, so polite and caring about others'. They were very involved with our community especially in our kapa haka group."

David and Legacy also attended the school.



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