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The Bearded Gin Guy

The Bearded Gin Guy

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Let’s HELP THE BEARDED GIN GUY!

 

The Bearded Gin Guy – well known to all the Craft Gin Distilleries and his thousands of social media followers - is in trouble.   His transport business has struck hard times as a result of the sluggish economy and the actions of a bankrupt retailer which left him with an additional R100,000 of debt. This all just before the lockdown prevented him from working at all.

 

Please will you help the Bearded Gin guy, aka Louis Janse van Rensburg, to raise the lost R100,000 so that he can keep his business afloat and continue to perform the role of the Bearded Gin Guy?  Without ever receiving a cent in payment, he has tirelessly reviewed, encouraged, and supported the craft distillers and brand owners with his integrity and honesty, while building and educating an enormous following of people new to the craft gin movement that has been sweeping the world over the past 3 years.

Now it’s our turn to give back.  I’m reaching out to all the craft gin brand owners and craft gin distillers. I'm reaching out to all the followers of The Bearded Gin Guy, to the followers of the craft gin movement, the distilling teachers, suppliers, printers, designers, transporters, retailers, distributors and all the beautiful hearts out there. Together we can help Louis get back on his feet and to continue to play this vital role in our industry. Any donation, large or small will go a long way to saying a collective “Thank you Louis” for his huge efforts on our behalf, and to helping him stave off financial ruin.

Please help us share this Campaign with a personal message onto your social media tagging a few family and friends who might be interested in donating to our cause and saying "Thank you to Louis".

 

IN HIS OWN WORDS

" I never imagined I would be in this position..I have always been the guy who has helped others..now I look back and think how well off I would have been if I let charity begin at home. I have also  realised how quickly the debt mounts up if your earning capacity is suddenly cut off.  My current situation has never been more dire and I have seen the bottom a few times, always somehow finding a way to pick things up and build again. My biggest concern right now is that we have a baby on the way which is due in 6 weeks or less. Im not sure what else to say..this is out of my comfort zone and probably the first time I have ever had to ask for help...Im not afraid of work"

 

Donations

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I wish you would answer IM’s but the role you have eloquently & energetically played deserves whole hearted support. I, we want you to keep going" - Orville

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I wish you would answer IM’s but the role you have eloquently & energetically played deserves whole hearted support. I, we want you to keep going" - Orville

  • May 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I wish you would answer IM’s but the role you have eloquently & energetically played deserves whole hearted support. I, we want you to keep going" - Orville

  • May 01, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sorry to hear you're going through a tough time, hope this helps a little!" - Truman & Orange

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I wish you would answer IM’s but the role you have eloquently & energetically played deserves whole hearted support. I, we want you to keep going" - Orville

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "

    Stay strong

    " - Ursula

  • Apr 27, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Stay Positive ! this too shall pass ! —Matilda Weyers " - Matilda Weyers

  • Apr 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thinking of you and your family x" - Janine

  • Apr 26, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Keep you head up! All the Gin drinkers is SA is counting on you" - Debbie & Tom

  • Apr 26, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "I would like to be the first of the 1% of your followers to donate 100bucks. " - Sean Maguire

  • Apr 26, 2020 - USD $ 52.68
  • "Sterkte boeta, tye is nou taai. " - StillOaky

  • Apr 26, 2020 - R 551.25
  • "Jy wou nie vir my jou bankbesonderhede stuur nie... Maar beloftes maak skuld! This too shall pass! " - X

  • Apr 26, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "It’s not much but we hope it helps" - Gin_Mixologist

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    We are only going to get through these dire times if we support each other. Stand strong and keep your trunk up! - from Team Indlovu

    " - Indlovu gin

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Chin up Louis all will come right, we are behind you all the way" - Alma Keddie Boshard

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 2 625.00
  • "My friend keep your chin up. Better times will surely follow. Thanks for all the wonderful support!!" - Monks Distillery

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sterkte ek glo hier is 'n plan van bo" - 10 Oxes

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 3 150.00
  • "Thank you for all your contributions. We're in this together. A case of gin is on the way to you after lockdown, to sell. All the best from the Wilderer Family " - Wilderer Gin

  • Apr 21, 2020 - USD $ 53.37
  • "Good luck Louis!" - Gerrit Visser

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    You've been there for many people through including me, thick and thin and ask for nothing in return. I am glad I can help you now.

    " - Anonymous CT

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Will send this so long and wait for you to open again to restock my now empty gin collection! " - Adele

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Louis, elke biekie help, my rede hkm sodat ek jou weer kan book vir n tasting! " - Marelene Claassen

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "

    Beur vorentoe Louis!! Come on!!!

    " - Chris Wium

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Dear TBGG Keep your chin/gin up and thinking of you in these difficult times, With from L-Gin Craft Gin

    " - L-Gin Craft Gin

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 3 150.00
  • "

    The Barker and Quin family love what you do for the industry! Gin up! #strongertogether

    " - Barker and Quin Finest Tonic

  • Apr 19, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Notice much but every drop counts. Sterkte meneer. Sien binnekort!" - Tiaam

  • Apr 19, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Look forward to meeting you and seeing you up and running soon Louis. " - Gin & Co White River

  • Apr 19, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Stay strong" - Friends

  • Apr 19, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Baie sterkte Louis en dankie vir jou vriendskap en alles wat jy doen vir die industrie." - Johan Mönnig

  • Apr 19, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Keep your head up " - Vicki

  • Apr 19, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "It's not much, but I'm sure it will help! " - Chóntelez

  • Apr 19, 2020 - USD $ 26.67
  • "From U.K. with love" - Thunderflower Gin

  • Apr 19, 2020 - USD $ 53.33
  • "Keep that hairy chin up!" - JUNIPER MOON GIN

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Keep going, Louis! " - Liezl

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I wish you would answer IM’s but the role you have eloquently & energetically played deserves whole hearted support. I, we want you to keep going" - Orville

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Stay strong ! This too shall pass " - Nicole

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "It's about time we all repay your kind heart and gestures my dear friend... hou moed and keep your SPIRIT up! " - Harmony Distillery - Fanie&Marlene

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 582.75
  • "I wish you well in these extraordinary times. Graham. " - Thorngrove Wines

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Something small. Keep faith and may Lord bless you." - Mariska Hutchison

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "Love your page and reviews!!!" - Janine

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "We don't have much but every cent helps. You have been truly amazing for the whole craft gin industry. Thank you and we know you'll get through this! " - West Coast Distillers

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Best wishes!" - Chanelle

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Hey Louis. Ek wens ons drink gou weer ‘n gin saam. “May the road rise up to meet you” Sterkte buddy! " - Daniel Nel

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep strong man. This is just a moment in your life. It will pass and then you will be showered with many more beautiful moments!" - CocoJade

  • Apr 18, 2020 - USD $ 26.67
  • "Regards from germany" - Yvonne

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 1 575.00
  • "Thanks for all the support to the industry Louis! You are very special to us! " - Hanneli vd Merwe

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 525.00
  • " " - Incendo Distillery

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 3 150.00
  • "Get flying soon Louis - From all at Six Dogs" - Six Dogs Distillery

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Best wishes Louis." - Kate Bryant

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Thanks Louis and best wishes" - Glenn Bryant

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Best wishes Louis and thanks for all your efforts in promoting Craft Gin in South Africa" - Charles Bryant

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Donations to date

R 37 880.11

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00
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The Bearded Gin Guy, known to all the Craft Gin Distilleries and thousands of social media followers, is in trouble. He has struck hard times in his Transport business in the current economy and recently a bankrupt retailer left him with an additional R100,000 of debt. This all just before Corona Virus caused a lockdown, preventing him from working.