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Every Step of the Way

Every Step of the Way

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My name is Lee.   I am helping a group of friends raise funds for Niel Ferreira, 57 years old, from Somerset West, Western Cape.  I have been a close friend of Niel for the past 8 years

Niel is one the most amazing people I have ever known. Seldom, having spent time with Niel, did I leave not thinking that this f….. up world is a slightly better place.  
Sadly Niel suffered a severe stroke on the 9th September which has effectively put him in the situation in which he is unable to support himself for the forseeable future.  The purpose of this campaign is to raise sufficient funds to enable Niel to focus fully on his recovery without having to worry about paying the next bill.
Perhaps the best way to meet Neil is to hear the words from a few of his friends . . .
• “Neil has been cutting my hair for the past 20 years . . . . he knows more about me than anyone else in the world . . . . I love him totally and would love to be part of this initiative” MJ

• “I got to meet Neil after a very traumatic time in 2009 when a very dear friend called me and said, "get dressed. I’m taking you to my hairdresser".   I still thank her today.  The moment I walked into the salon I felt love and warmth from Neil.  He is one of the kindest, sweetest persons I know.  He changed my life the first time I went. . . . . “ J

• I have also known Neil forever . . . . . A visit to the salon is a treat and a tonic resulting in a better day.  All these messages are a testament to his special place in our lives and its’ now time for us to pay back his kindness . . . . “ GS

• “Neil has always been generous to a fault so let’s go . . . . “ C

• “Neil is one of those wonderful human beings who possesses huge generosity of spirit.  Yay, this is the perfect way for those of us that have experienced it to show our love and support . . . “ GG

• “Many times over the last years, when I was not in a great mood, challenged by work and frustrated by life, I used to go for a haircut to my friend Neil.  Opening the door, part of my depression was already falling off my shoulders.  Here was this always smiling, welcoming, sweet and genuine man, looking a bit like Tintin.   Not only did I leave with a smart haircut but also in a much better mood . . . . . “ ED

Our friend has a long and challenging road ahead.  Our challenge is to be with him EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.   Our initial goal is to raise R500,000 through once off donations and/or regular month to month contributions.   All contributions, however big or small, will be greatly appreciated.

 

Donations

  • Mar 30, 2021 - R 529.00
  • "Keep fighting, SuperNiel, love you big time" - Karen G

  • Mar 30, 2021 - R 1 058.00
  • "Love you always ️" - June

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 529.00
  • "Keep fighting, SuperNiel, love you big time" - Karen G

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 1 058.00
  • "Love you always ️" - June

  • Jan 27, 2021 - R 1 058.00
  • "Love you always ️" - June

  • Jan 27, 2021 - R 529.00
  • "Keep fighting, SuperNiel, love you big time" - Karen G

  • Dec 28, 2020 - R 1 058.00
  • "Love you always ️" - June

  • Dec 28, 2020 - R 529.00
  • "Keep fighting, SuperNiel, love you big time" - Karen G

  • Dec 04, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well Niel loveNicole" - Nicole

  • Dec 01, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "All the best Niel" - Gareth

  • Dec 01, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thinking of you Niel" - Tarryn

  • Nov 29, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Life vir jou Niel. Gaan ongelukkig nie dit vandag maak nie." - Amanda Steyn

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 1 058.00
  • "Love you always ️" - June

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 529.00
  • "Keep fighting, SuperNiel, love you big time" - Karen G

  • Nov 26, 2020 - USD $ 19.66
  • "Do not know you very well, but you clearly are somebody making a difference. Hang in there mate. " - Llewellyn Truter

  • Nov 11, 2020 - R 581.63
  • "

    Special Person...keep your eyes on the prize and come back quick ! xxx

    " - Monica

  • Oct 30, 2020 - USD $ 60.86
  • "Sorry for your troubles Neil. Hope to see you all better at the next AB." - spotter

  • Oct 29, 2020 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Fellow hairstylist from America. Maybe we'll have the pleasure of meeting somday. Recover well!" - Danae (though we've never met)

  • Oct 29, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "See you at the next Afrikaburn Neil!" - Gr8On-Biker

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 529.00
  • "Keep fighting, SuperNiel, love you big time" - Karen G

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 1 058.00
  • "Love you always ️" - June

  • Oct 26, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, you can do it Niel!

    " - Delecia

  • Oct 24, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Get better soon Neil!!!!" - Rita

  • Oct 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "We only met once but thoroughly enjoyed your company" - Frank & Margaret Sharp

  • Oct 10, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sending so much love and strength. I always leave your salon feeling younger and happier than when I walked in - not just because you got rid of the grey! Thanks for all the laughs and kindness! Xxx" - Nicky

  • Oct 09, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Who will trim my eyebrows? " - Simon

  • Oct 09, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Love you my friend, fight for small victories every day xxx" - Lou Jones

  • Oct 06, 2020 - USD $ 30.42
  • "Love you lots " - David Struwig

  • Oct 05, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Speedy recovery Niel xx" - Elke and Trevor Dukes

  • Oct 04, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Blessings " - Paula Kontominas

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Love you always ️" - June

  • Oct 01, 2020 - R 3 000.00
  • "Thinking of you cuzzie, and wishing you a speedy recovery! Xx" - Megan

  • Sep 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Niel you were always friendly and chirpy when I came to the salon. I see you have a caring soul. Know that lots of people care for you too and God will give you strength through this." - Becky

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Reminding you again - you not alone. Hey don't take too long I need a haircut x" - Sonia

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 550.00
  • "

    Special Person...keep your eyes on the prize and come back quick ! xxx

    " - Monica

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 529.00
  • "Keep fighting, SuperNiel, love you big time" - Karen G

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 529.00
  • "Keep fighting, SuperNiel, love you big time" - Karen G

  • Sep 27, 2020 - USD $ 122.27
  • "God's with you Neil! You going to get thru this my friend! Much grace and courage. G&K" - Graham Jones

  • Sep 27, 2020 - USD $ 58.46
  • "Fifi you biscuit, all the best brother" - Gavin Duckham

  • Sep 27, 2020 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Get better man. A speedy recovery is all that is going to happen. Lots of love Gavinus Govender" - Gavinus Govender

  • Sep 25, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Xxx

    " - Anonymous

  • Sep 22, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Lots of positive thoughts every day Neil." - C M

  • Sep 22, 2020 - R 1 500.00
  • "Get well soon, Niel, Johan wants you to come over and appreciate some more shit furniture that he bought. Seriously though, we’re thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. " - Debbie

  • Sep 22, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "Wish you are well soon." - Errol and Amanda

  • Sep 22, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sending so much love and positive vibes.. our darling Niel xxx! xx" - Janine and Mitchell

  • Sep 22, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Hang in there my friend

    " - Henk

  • Sep 22, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Get well soon Neil!

    " - DK

  • Sep 22, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "

    Lots of love and light

    " - Sara

  • Sep 21, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for your sincere goodness, happy smiles and making me feel on top of the world every time I walk out of your salon. Speedy and full recovery wishes from your ginger friend! " - Marié

  • Sep 20, 2020 - USD $ 36.43
  • "Thankyou everyone for helping my dad i appreciate everything so much" - James ferreira

  • Sep 20, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hang in there Niel, we’re all behind you xxx" - Mauritian Mermaid

  • Sep 20, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep fighting Niel.. you’ve got this!" - Anon

  • Sep 20, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Love and hugs " - Conrad

  • Sep 20, 2020 - USD $ 123.57
  • "Every challenge is an opportunity to prevail and grow. Prof Kapinsky P Frugengburger" - Eric and Terri Frangenheim

  • Sep 19, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Lotsa Love and Strength" - J

  • Sep 19, 2020 - USD $ 30.89
  • "Dear Neil, miss having our chats back in good old somerset west. All the best for your recovery. br" - Joey Flint

  • Sep 19, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "Get better" - Barry v T

  • Sep 19, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Keep fighting, SuperNiel, love you big time" - Karen G

  • Sep 19, 2020 - USD $ 61.78
  • "The world needs more time with you. " - Anonymous

  • Sep 18, 2020 - R 800.00
  • "Speady recovery young one! Looking forward to seeing your happy face again - Alex Noble" - Alex Noble

  • Sep 18, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thinking of you. " - Brenda Netterville

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Be Brave, be Strong, be Positive! Sending you loads of lekker love - Gill Engela" - Gillian

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Niel is one of the best people that I know. He has been cutting my hair for 15 years and I am privileged to call him my friend. Get well soon, Niel! Xxx" - Erna

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Sending you healing energies and loads of love xx" - Mark and Tracey Yoko

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Hope you get better soon. The news was a complete shock as I had only seen you on Saturday 5th September. " - Monica Orsini

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    We love you and are praying for a total recovery. Strength to you, our friend.

    " - T and D

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    I don't know you, however clearly from all the messages.... My loss!!!!

    " - Ailsa

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "speedy recovery beautiful man xxx" - Sarita

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Thoughts, prayers, love and hugs. " - Vicky Hinrichsen

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well soon xx" - Anon

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hurry back, we miss you! Love, Gail and Nalda" - Gail Sykes

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "We will be next to you all the way buddy!" - Et...Anita

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Sending huge hugs and see you soon. Speedy recovery -- Young One" - Cheryl

  • Sep 16, 2020 - USD $ 60.78
  • "Wishing you a speedy recovery Neil!" - Ryan

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "My thoughts are with you and those close to you xx" - Karen

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Love you Neil. From Candice and Ivan. " - Candice Panthera

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "We there for you all the way....." - Young One

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "You have always been so good to me. Wish it could be more." - Ashley Stevens

  • Sep 16, 2020 - USD $ 30.39
  • "Neil I am so sorry this happened to you.. hope you get better and am looking forward to seeing your friendly smile again." - Robyn

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "It's huge pleasure to be able, through this initiative to be able to pay back all the laughter, kindness & fabulous hairdo's I've had over the last 12 years! " - Gilly Green

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "We wish you a speedy recovery xxx" - Yolande Jacques and Noa

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Sending love" - Anita B

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Love you my Cuz. " - Waverley

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    small steps . . . .

    " - LFM

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Sending you lots of love!

    " - Elaine

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Miss you big guy. Speedy recovery. Looking fort to next braai and many more laughs x" - Clair

  • Sep 16, 2020 - USD $ 64.56
  • "Hi Neil, so sorry to hear whats happened, Dean and I are thinking of you and sending lots of love. Tara xx" - Tara Green

  • Sep 15, 2020 - USD $ 36.20
  • "My prayers are with you" - Shelly Moloney

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Dearest Niel. Looking forward to seeing your smiling face back at the salon!" - Bev

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Get well soon Neill!!! I want to tell you about my latest surf at Rooi Els. Hope to see you soon! Cheers, Hattingh." - Hattingh

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Xxx" - Anonymous

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • " Neil, you are a joy in many people's life. Believe in yourself and you will make a recovery. " - Elke Deluse

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "All the Best Neil. " - Alex

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "You can do this, Niel!!! " - Anne

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 10 000.00
  • "My dearest Niel.... my very special friend..... " - Marion

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Only love for you our friend! ️" - Stephan, Elsa & Mark

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Donations to date

R 92 935.55

Fundraising target

R 500 000.00
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My name is Lee Marshall, and I am raising funds for Niel Ferreria, 56 years old, from Somerset West, Western Cape. I have been a close friend of Niel for the past 8 years