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Help rebuild Ana & Gareth's lives after Plett fires

Help rebuild Ana & Gareth's lives after Plett fires

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Ana and Gareth and their beautiful Maya have lost everything to the firestorm that raged from Knysna all the way to Plett on the 7th June.

Their idyllic and simple beach shack with solar power was a refuge for all who visited it, Gareth and Ana lived simply and lightly on the earth, Gareth is a Nature Conservationist who has poured all his energy into being a custodian of the bees and he rescues them with the help of Ana and ensures they are healthy and plenty for the crucial role they play in our ecosystems. Ana is a reflexologist and kind hearted friend to all her know her and Maya is pure joy.

Their simple beautiful life all changed when the unstoppable firestorm obliterated their home and everything in it, including their lovingly restored VW Combi Van. They were away at the time on a work job and Gareth's mom Elmarie was staying in their home with the animals and was lucky to evacuate with her life and the animals leaving behind all her worldly possessions including all the sentimental family heirlooms which she had stored in the garage. They have lost absolutely everything and are going to have to build up their lives from scratch with no insurance cover.

You can help this well loved family to rise from the ashes and start anew by contributing whatever you can to this crowdfund and sharing it with all who care.

Thank you!

Donations

  • Sep 29, 2017 - R 359.87
  • "Love you guys all the best" - Debora

  • Sep 03, 2017 - USD $ 199.88
  • "Sending love and hope for the future from Norway! Take care of each other <3 " - Siri and family

  • Aug 25, 2017 - R 2 673.32
  • " Hope you guys will rebuild your life and more and keep our precious Bee's safe and happy. " - Jacko's Durban Buddies

  • Aug 12, 2017 - USD $ 105.59
  • "With Love and Peace to our Friends! We love you guys!" - Ines&juan;

  • Aug 09, 2017 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Un fuerte abrazo desde Ibiza." - Laura

  • Aug 08, 2017 - R 5 151.92
  • "Thinking of you all. Sending you lots of love from the UK XxX" - Mark and Natalie Holland

  • Aug 06, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Oh my! had no idea your house was taken by the hungry flames-that the fires went that direction! havnt been on FB much , so excuse the delay! hope to see u again- maybe in Suiza?? " - CatiPiet&boys;

  • Aug 05, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "My sincere condolences. I wish you all the best whilst you rebuild your lives. " - Mike Fynn

  • Aug 03, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "You inspire so much love and kindness, it's a lesson for us all!" - Your Hermanus family

  • Aug 03, 2017 - USD $ 250.38
  • "With love and more ...." - Claudia

  • Aug 01, 2017 - USD $ 278.11
  • "Hey Gareth, good luck with everything and hope this small donation helps. Cheers dude " - Armi Ingratta

  • Jul 31, 2017 - USD $ 38.46
  • "Dear Gareth and Ana may this next home be as warm and welcoming as your last. Much love Andy " - Andy

  • Jul 31, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "xx" - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2017 - R 2 000.00
  • "All our love and we trust that you'll soon find the magic within these new beginnings. " - Anna & Ryan

  • Jul 31, 2017 - R 1 850.76
  • "We wish you everything of the best as you rebuild... sending you so much love. We can't wait to meet again. Maartens, Chantel & Kaira" - Family - M, C & K

  • Jul 31, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Love you guys & thinking of you - Robs and Brett" - Family

  • Jul 31, 2017 - USD $ 80.93
  • "Sorry to hear what happened. Wishing you all the best for the future " - Timothy huxham

  • Jul 31, 2017 - USD $ 80.80
  • "Lo siento en el alma :(. Mucha fuerza para esta nueva etapa. Un abrazo a los 3" - Irene Gaya

  • Jul 31, 2017 - USD $ 61.54
  • "Muchos ánimos amiga. Esto no va a pararos." - Xim

  • Jul 31, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Hi" - Adin

  • Jul 31, 2017 - USD $ 40.00
  • "Good luck guys, try not worry too much about the material as I'm sure you know it's not what matters most. " - Paul King

  • Jul 31, 2017 - USD $ 40.46
  • "Dear Gareth and family, so sorry to hear of your loss! I hope every little cent helps you in some way. Best of luck!! Monique, Quinton and Sienna." - Monique Clark

  • Jul 31, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Lessons learnt and time to grow. Big love to you guys" - Stu and Rhi

  • Jul 27, 2017 - USD $ 38.77
  • "Geben ist seeliger denn nehmen." - Andreas

  • Jul 21, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "I know you will put the money to good use" - hair

  • Jul 18, 2017 - R 5 010.00
  • "Keep shining" - Tony

  • Jul 14, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "Thinking of you" - Lynn

  • Jul 03, 2017 - R 1 542.30
  • "Dear Gareth and Ana and Maya, Tatjana told me about you and your situation, which i shared with friends and neighbours, sitting on our outdoor bench. We all wish you love, energy and strenght . " - Corine and David and friends from Amsterdam

  • Jun 26, 2017 - USD $ 81.44
  • "All the best Gareth" - Johann

  • Jun 26, 2017 - USD $ 222.63
  • "Allt the best. Hope you can rebuild your "old" lovely home soon and to re-start your life in Plett." - Ute and Klaus Hofhansl

  • Jun 25, 2017 - USD $ 40.72
  • "May this crowd-funding help to at least get started ......" - G & A

  • Jun 23, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Darlings! Sending you love and magical blessings xxx" - carmen

  • Jun 21, 2017 - R 514.10
  • " Sorry to hear about your devastating loss. Hope this helps to contribute to the rebuilding of your home." - Sarah

  • Jun 20, 2017 - R 1 542.30
  • "Good luck good people! I hope you rebuild a happy place. I wish you all the best." - Anon

  • Jun 20, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "Good luck with rebuilding . " - Schalk

  • Jun 20, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Out home also burned down x A sister whos house also burned down blessed us with money and now we are paying it forward. Blessing on the Re Creation x Oceans of Live" - Sister Shanti

  • Jun 20, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "Hello lovely family, I don't know you but I know Tatiana. So so sorry for your loss of possessions but truly, you seem like you have all you need to begin again!Thk you for the work you do-goodluck!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 19, 2017 - USD $ 41.12
  • "May your next home be shining with light and promise x" - Emily

  • Jun 19, 2017 - USD $ 78.19
  • "May this be the beginning of a beautiful new journey for all of you. So much love xxx" - Tatjana

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 1 705.20
  • "My heart goes out to you. " - A. Cox

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "No words. Just love." - Emery

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hey Gareth and family. It's been years! I'm so sorry to hear about you loss. There were so many people affected but when you hear of someone that you know it seems to hit home harder. All the best..." - Hayley Woolley (Wood)

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good luck! This happened to us too few year ago, , so known the feeling. " - Lotta & jay Dreamweaver

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Starting new..." - Judy

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Tough times never last --- Tough people do!!!" - Peter & Christine Woolacott

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "May many blessings come your way." - Anonymous

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 5 141.00
  • "Something to help your lovely family get back on track from such devastation Gareth." - Ray Norton & Celeste

  • Jun 18, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "small seed toward restoration " - David

  • Jun 18, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Every end is a new beginning." - Drew Beattie

  • Jun 18, 2017 - USD $ 15.00
  • "With Love" - Alistair Vant

  • Jun 17, 2017 - USD $ 15.62
  • "All the best for you !!!! " - Alice Robeck

  • Jun 17, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hope you go from strength to strength " - Ian&Debbie; Cohen

  • Jun 17, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "love & blessings (friend of Van Rensburgs)" - Vanessa

  • Jun 17, 2017 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you all the best rebuilding! " - Lauren Cohen

  • Jun 17, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Unknown freind from afar." - Amanzimtoti

  • Jun 16, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "Blessings" - Anonymous

  • Jun 16, 2017 - USD $ 40.31
  • "Blessings" - Talana

  • Jun 16, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "May you be in a position to help the bees again soon. All the best." - Anonymous

  • Jun 16, 2017 - R 2 056.40
  • "Sending love to you all at this time. Love Ingrid and family" - Ingrid Fear

  • Jun 16, 2017 - USD $ 40.87
  • "Dear Gareth and Ana, I hope my little bit helps during this very difficult time. Sending Hugs. Mel " - Melanie Norton

  • Jun 16, 2017 - USD $ 38.85
  • "My workshop burnt down 1 year ago in wales. I rebuilt it and and now in a better position than before. Good luck. Paul" - Paul

  • Jun 16, 2017 - USD $ 263.00
  • "New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings... Sending you lots of love as you start to rebuild your home. X" - Tanya B

  • Jun 16, 2017 - R 502.67
  • "Sending my love " - Jami Elliot

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 2 056.40
  • "All our love xx" - Carla and Martin

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "with love " - anonymous

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "feeling for you..." - marosh

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 3 084.60
  • "Good luck my friend" - marco benagli

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 8 439.20
  • "My dear friends, my heart goes out to all of you. Allow us all to help you rebuild this precious life you have, which you share with so many! We love you." - JP

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 3 000.00
  • "You will be like the Arabian Phoenix will resurrect from your ashes!" - Sandra

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "We wish you well in a successful recovery. " - Susa Johnson

  • Jun 15, 2017 - USD $ 125.02
  • "It is not much but I hope it will help you to rebuild your beautiful life and enjoying as much as you always did! Take care" - Guillaume Roques

  • Jun 15, 2017 - USD $ 108.45
  • "Hope this helps. " - Steyn Kotze

  • Jun 15, 2017 - USD $ 104.18
  • "Good luck rebuilding your new home! Our thoughts are with you." - Jacques & Deirdre

  • Jun 15, 2017 - USD $ 53.54
  • "Hope this helps!" - Anon

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "So sorry for your loss, praying you will soon have your own home once again. " - K & B

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 205.64
  • "It's small but hope it helps" - Rein van de Wall

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "With love because you matter! ??" - Mavis

  • Jun 15, 2017 - USD $ 25.01
  • "Sending phoenix energy your way ..... " - Nicky N

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "Faith will cary you on the path to recovering x " - Anonymous

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 2 056.40
  • "Hi Ana & Gareth, praying for you too. We know all will be well with you. Keep on shing that light that is so visible on the photo. Live" - Amanda & Barend

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Hey boet. So sad to hear what has happened to your home, but hopefully there is a silver lining in there somewhere.. wishing you and your family a speddy recovery and lots more support. Ciao" - Philip Dukas

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 1 486.66
  • "20 years since I have seen you, and you were living exactly the life I imagined you would. Hope this helps to rebuild and enhance the life you had." - Nicola Burne

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "A small token amidst your heavy loss" - C & S

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 2 000.00
  • "Upton family" - Upton family

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 1 542.30
  • "So sorry Gareth! Good luck and keep the positive mindset! " - Ernst

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 102.82
  • "Small donation for now our family but hope every little cent helps!" - Dalys

  • Jun 15, 2017 - USD $ 39.61
  • "I had no idea until I saw this page. I am so very sorry Ana and Gareth! I now have so many friends and family that are in need and my heart goes out to all of you guys. I hope this helps. xox" - Raif

  • Jun 15, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Bless you and the bees" - Pam

  • Jun 14, 2017 - USD $ 39.19
  • "From fire comes transformation and renewal. Sending strength and love" - Anonymous

  • Jun 14, 2017 - USD $ 78.39
  • "So sorry bud, we wish all the best. Much Love. Mike Freeman. Xx" - Michael & Andreas

  • Jun 14, 2017 - USD $ 111.03
  • "I m sorry you lost everything in this terrible fire. Good luck for the following to build up again your Nice house. Keep well. " - Alexandre roques

  • Jun 14, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "stayed one month in Plettenberg with simrha & greg gibbs and I lost my heart to this place. just want to give something back and hope I can help" - Corinne Gärtner

  • Jun 14, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "God grant you a new fresh strength and peace" - Anonymous JHB

  • Jun 14, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Glad you are all safe. Material things can be regained. Lots of love and best wishes my old friend " - Nicola viljoen

  • Jun 14, 2017 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Sending you lots of love. " - Renet van Aswegen

  • Jun 14, 2017 - USD $ 412.32
  • "Dude! Keep up your good mind! Send you all energy I have!! " - Sebastian Schöffel

  • Jun 14, 2017 - R 2 570.50
  • "I wish you many blessings and a beautiful new home" - Larissa

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You can help this well loved family to rise from the ashes and start anew by contributing whatever you can to this crowdfunding campaign and sharing it with all who care.