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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!


Name Comment Date Amount
Debora Love you guys all the best Sep 29, 2017 R 359.87
Siri and family Sending love and hope for the future from Norway! Take care of each other <3 Sep 03, 2017 USD $ 199.88
Jacko's Durban Buddies Hope you guys will rebuild your life and more and keep our precious Bee's safe and happy. Aug 25, 2017 R 2 673.32
Ines&juan; With Love and Peace to our Friends! We love you guys! Aug 12, 2017 USD $ 105.59
Laura Un fuerte abrazo desde Ibiza. Aug 09, 2017 USD $ 100.00
Mark and Natalie Holland Thinking of you all. Sending you lots of love from the UK XxX Aug 08, 2017 R 5 151.92
CatiPiet&boys; 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?? Aug 06, 2017 R 1 000.00
Mike Fynn My sincere condolences. I wish you all the best whilst you rebuild your lives. Aug 05, 2017 R 1 000.00
Your Hermanus family You inspire so much love and kindness, it's a lesson for us all! Aug 03, 2017 R 1 010.00
Claudia With love and more .... Aug 03, 2017 USD $ 250.38
Armi Ingratta Hey Gareth, good luck with everything and hope this small donation helps. Cheers dude Aug 01, 2017 USD $ 278.11
Andy Dear Gareth and Ana may this next home be as warm and welcoming as your last. Much love Andy Jul 31, 2017 USD $ 38.46
Anonymous xx Jul 31, 2017 R 514.10
Anna & Ryan All our love and we trust that you'll soon find the magic within these new beginnings. Jul 31, 2017 R 2 000.00
Family - M, C & K 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 Jul 31, 2017 R 1 850.76
Family Love you guys & thinking of you - Robs and Brett Jul 31, 2017 R 1 028.20
Timothy huxham Sorry to hear what happened. Wishing you all the best for the future Jul 31, 2017 USD $ 80.93
Irene Gaya Lo siento en el alma :(. Mucha fuerza para esta nueva etapa. Un abrazo a los 3 Jul 31, 2017 USD $ 80.80
Xim Muchos ánimos amiga. Esto no va a pararos. Jul 31, 2017 USD $ 61.54
Adin Hi Jul 31, 2017 R 514.10
Paul King Good luck guys, try not worry too much about the material as I'm sure you know it's not what matters most. Jul 31, 2017 USD $ 40.00
Monique Clark 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. Jul 31, 2017 USD $ 40.46
Stu and Rhi Lessons learnt and time to grow. Big love to you guys Jul 31, 2017 R 514.10
Andreas Geben ist seeliger denn nehmen. Jul 27, 2017 USD $ 38.77
hair I know you will put the money to good use Jul 21, 2017 R 510.00
Tony Keep shining Jul 18, 2017 R 5 010.00
Lynn Thinking of you Jul 14, 2017 R 510.00
Corine and David and friends from Amsterdam 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 . Jul 03, 2017 R 1 542.30
Johann All the best Gareth Jun 26, 2017 USD $ 81.44
Ute and Klaus Hofhansl Allt the best. Hope you can rebuild your "old" lovely home soon and to re-start your life in Plett. Jun 26, 2017 USD $ 222.63
G & A May this crowd-funding help to at least get started ...... Jun 25, 2017 USD $ 40.72
carmen Darlings! Sending you love and magical blessings xxx Jun 23, 2017 R 514.10
Sarah Sorry to hear about your devastating loss. Hope this helps to contribute to the rebuilding of your home. Jun 21, 2017 R 514.10
Anon Good luck good people! I hope you rebuild a happy place. I wish you all the best. Jun 20, 2017 R 1 542.30
Schalk Good luck with rebuilding . Jun 20, 2017 R 510.00
Sister Shanti 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 Jun 20, 2017 R 1 010.00
Anonymous 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! Jun 20, 2017 R 514.10
Emily May your next home be shining with light and promise x Jun 19, 2017 USD $ 41.12
Tatjana May this be the beginning of a beautiful new journey for all of you. So much love xxx Jun 19, 2017 USD $ 78.19
A. Cox My heart goes out to you. Jun 19, 2017 R 1 705.20
Emery No words. Just love. Jun 19, 2017 R 1 000.00
Hayley Woolley (Wood) 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... Jun 19, 2017 R 1 000.00
Lotta & jay Dreamweaver Good luck! This happened to us too few year ago, , so known the feeling. Jun 19, 2017 R 1 010.00
Judy Starting new... Jun 19, 2017 R 1 010.00
Peter & Christine Woolacott Tough times never last --- Tough people do!!! Jun 19, 2017 R 1 010.00
Anonymous May many blessings come your way. Jun 19, 2017 R 510.00
Ray Norton & Celeste Something to help your lovely family get back on track from such devastation Gareth. Jun 19, 2017 R 5 141.00
David small seed toward restoration Jun 18, 2017 R 102.82
Drew Beattie Every end is a new beginning. Jun 18, 2017 R 1 028.20
Alistair Vant With Love Jun 18, 2017 USD $ 15.00
Alice Robeck All the best for you !!!! Jun 17, 2017 USD $ 15.62
Ian&Debbie; Cohen Hope you go from strength to strength Jun 17, 2017 R 1 000.00
Vanessa love & blessings (friend of Van Rensburgs) Jun 17, 2017 R 514.10
Lauren Cohen Wishing you all the best rebuilding! Jun 17, 2017 R 1 000.00
Amanzimtoti Unknown freind from afar. Jun 17, 2017 R 500.00
Anonymous Blessings Jun 16, 2017 R 205.64
Talana Blessings Jun 16, 2017 USD $ 40.31
Anonymous May you be in a position to help the bees again soon. All the best. Jun 16, 2017 R 514.10
Ingrid Fear Sending love to you all at this time. Love Ingrid and family Jun 16, 2017 R 2 056.40
Melanie Norton Dear Gareth and Ana, I hope my little bit helps during this very difficult time. Sending Hugs. Mel Jun 16, 2017 USD $ 40.87
Paul My workshop burnt down 1 year ago in wales. I rebuilt it and and now in a better position than before. Good luck. Paul Jun 16, 2017 USD $ 38.85
Tanya B New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings... Sending you lots of love as you start to rebuild your home. X Jun 16, 2017 USD $ 263.00
Jami Elliot Sending my love Jun 16, 2017 R 502.67
Carla and Martin All our love xx Jun 15, 2017 R 2 056.40
anonymous with love Jun 15, 2017 R 205.64
marosh feeling for you... Jun 15, 2017 R 514.10
marco benagli Good luck my friend Jun 15, 2017 R 3 084.60
JP 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. Jun 15, 2017 R 8 439.20
Sandra You will be like the Arabian Phoenix will resurrect from your ashes! Jun 15, 2017 R 3 000.00
Susa Johnson We wish you well in a successful recovery. Jun 15, 2017 R 1 028.20
Guillaume Roques 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 Jun 15, 2017 USD $ 125.02
Steyn Kotze Hope this helps. Jun 15, 2017 USD $ 108.45
Jacques & Deirdre Good luck rebuilding your new home! Our thoughts are with you. Jun 15, 2017 USD $ 104.18
Anon Hope this helps! Jun 15, 2017 USD $ 53.54
K & B So sorry for your loss, praying you will soon have your own home once again. Jun 15, 2017 R 1 028.20
Rein van de Wall It's small but hope it helps Jun 15, 2017 R 205.64
Mavis With love because you matter! ?? Jun 15, 2017 R 500.00
Nicky N Sending phoenix energy your way ..... Jun 15, 2017 USD $ 25.01
Anonymous Faith will cary you on the path to recovering x Jun 15, 2017 R 210.00
Amanda & Barend 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 Jun 15, 2017 R 2 056.40
Philip Dukas 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 Jun 15, 2017 R 1 010.00
Nicola Burne 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. Jun 15, 2017 R 1 486.66
C & S A small token amidst your heavy loss Jun 15, 2017 R 1 010.00
Upton family Upton family Jun 15, 2017 R 2 000.00
Ernst So sorry Gareth! Good luck and keep the positive mindset! Jun 15, 2017 R 1 542.30
Dalys Small donation for now our family but hope every little cent helps! Jun 15, 2017 R 102.82
Raif 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 Jun 15, 2017 USD $ 39.61
Pam Bless you and the bees Jun 15, 2017 R 500.00
Anonymous From fire comes transformation and renewal. Sending strength and love Jun 14, 2017 USD $ 39.19
Michael & Andreas So sorry bud, we wish all the best. Much Love. Mike Freeman. Xx Jun 14, 2017 USD $ 78.39
Alexandre roques I m sorry you lost everything in this terrible fire. Good luck for the following to build up again your Nice house. Keep well. Jun 14, 2017 USD $ 111.03
Corinne Gärtner 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 Jun 14, 2017 R 500.00
Anonymous JHB God grant you a new fresh strength and peace Jun 14, 2017 R 514.10
Nicola viljoen Glad you are all safe. Material things can be regained. Lots of love and best wishes my old friend Jun 14, 2017 R 1 028.20
Renet van Aswegen Sending you lots of love. Jun 14, 2017 USD $ 105.20
Sebastian Schöffel Dude! Keep up your good mind! Send you all energy I have!! Jun 14, 2017 USD $ 412.32
Larissa I wish you many blessings and a beautiful new home Jun 14, 2017 R 2 570.50
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Donations to date

R 128 025.06

Fundraising target

R 250 000.00

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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.