Kirsty Wynn

Kirsty Wynn is a senior reporter at the Herald on Sunday.

Millions offered for info on flight MH370

Desperate families set to launch fundraiser for $3.22m reward

Danica Weeks is spending more time with her sons Jack, left, and Lincoln as she searches for answers. Photo / 60 Minutes
Danica Weeks is spending more time with her sons Jack, left, and Lincoln as she searches for answers. Photo / 60 Minutes

The wife of missing New Zealander Paul Weeks is supporting a crowd-funding campaign to reward whistleblower information with $3.22 million cash.

Danica Weeks said families of the 238 people from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will try anything to uncover vital information they believe is being withheld by authorities.

Tomorrow, the international fundraiser "Reward MH370: The Search for the Truth" will launch on website Indiegogo.

In addition to the $3.22m reward, the group aims to raise $2.35m for a private investigation into the plane's disappearance.

"We are desperate, we really are," Danica Weeks told the Herald on Sunday yesterday.

"There are things they are refusing to tell us, we want them to be transparent and we will try any avenue possible to get the answers.

Someone knows something."

Weeks said she had emailed questions to Malaysia Airlines but had been given the runaround.

"We have been cut off at the gate so many times we are getting frustrated - that is why we have started this," she said.

"Everytime I ring now, I feel like we have become an inconvenience."

Weeks said she had quit her job because she wanted to focus on finding her husband.

"I can't focus at work, this is on my mind 24/7 - it is not getting any easier at all. We are not getting any feedback from Malaysia. I have had nothing back, they just palm you off."

Weeks also wanted to spend more time with her sons, Jack, 1, and Lincoln, 3, who were desperately missing their dad.

"I need to spend time with my boys and make life a bit happier than it has been," she said.

"There are milestones for Jack all the time and Lincoln is missing Paul, he struggles and is overwhelmed by what is going on."

Friends, family and Paul Week's former and current employers had helped financially.

"That help has given me a few months but I have to face that I am now the one responsible for the mortgage and putting food on the table."

Weeks said she tried to remain positive for her children but was exhausted from a life now spent in limbo.

"I am tormented by this and it is hard to put this aside in front of your children. I ask why can't we go back, why is this happening, I wouldn't wish this on anybody.

"But I will not give up on finding Paul. I need to do what I can to find my soul mate and best friend."


To donate to 'Reward MH370: The Search for the Truth' visit indiegogo.com

To donate to the Weeks' family, email paddleforthekids@gmail.com.

- Herald on Sunday

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