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LOCAL HERMANUS MASTER DISTILLER & BREWERY OWNER FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE WITH MOUNTING MEDICAL BILLS

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Hi everyone,

My name is Diane from Overstrand, Western Cape. Having coming very close to losing 2 family members to COVID, this is a cause close to my heart. I have created a crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy to raise funds to assist the family towards paying for the ongoing medical bills

Peter Dickens, the owner of The Spirit of Hermanus operating as Old Tin Hat Brewery, Folk & Goode Brewing Company and Fiddler’s spirit range, is a Local Hermanus small business owner where is the Master Distiller. He is also a long time husband to wife and best friend, Karen Dickens, his business co-owner.

The Trachea was finally removed on 2nd October and Pete finally came off the ventilator, after 57 days. After 2 battle months in ICU Mediclininc Hermanus , he has been transfered to ICU Tygerberg Hospital and has undergone further surgery. He is working with the physio to increase his strength amd progressing the healing, but it is going to be a long road.

He has come so far and deserves to beat this. Non-visitation is hard, with ongoing treatment and has required sheer GRIT and SPIRIT from him, family and loving wife, Karen, as the daily battle continues.

Yip, they regret not having Medical Aid, their reasons were thought out and valid to them at the time, but it's a lesson we can all learn from. In Karen's own words "Here we are, my husband fighting the fight of his Life and me sitting with regrets, but needing to get on with it."

This is our last shot at raising some funds towards the existing HUGE medical bill as our 2 month campaign is due to finish end October . ONE LAST PUSH ! The objective is to 'lighten the load' that continues to mount, which your donation would do. Covid has certainly taught us all the lessons of Perspective, Health and true Friendship. We cannot put a price on a life.

Please be so kind as to support our crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy by making a donation using this link: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/peter-dickens

If you are unable to donate, please continue to share this campaign with friends and family across any social platform you use by selecting the icon of your choice. In The Spirit of Hermanus, let's help Pete's Folk & Goode cause.

Karen Dickens and I had the privilege of being interviewed by Raphael da Silva, radio host of LoveLocal Overberg on CaledonFM on Saturday 21 August, the Theme for the show being Celebrating Life. With so many facing very challenging times, Karen bravely tucked away the tears & chose to inspire instead...

Donations

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 200.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Oct 16, 2021 - USD $ 68.47
  • "Hope this helps x" - Tony Lear

  • Oct 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Oct 03, 2021 - USD $ 67.28
  • "Sending love and support to you. I haven't met Peter but Karen, you have such a big heart, it's the least can do. Naomi (Dubai) " - Naomi

  • Sep 29, 2021 - USD $ 132.40
  • "Come in Pete!!!!" - Neil Hamp-Adams

  • Sep 29, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "We are praying for you both" - Eric en Joey

  • Sep 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Strongs Boet! Get well soon." - Seeff Sandbaai - Derek

  • Sep 22, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Keep Fighting Peter! " - Karin van Zyl

  • Sep 18, 2021 - USD $ 340.37
  • "We are glad to heard you are getting stronger - one day at a time. " - Gazala Shellhole

  • Sep 15, 2021 - USD $ 34.89
  • "Thought are with you and Karen. Keep fighting and recover well!" - Ben Coakley

  • Sep 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Keep fighting, Peter

    " - Mark Wilkie

  • Sep 08, 2021 - USD $ 104.93
  • "Dear Yarpie and Karen, Sending a small token to help with the bills. Praying for a speedy recovery. Sending our love from Melbourne. Petra and Brian xxx" - Petra and Brian

  • Sep 07, 2021 - R 1 000.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Sep 04, 2021 - USD $ 1 048.13
  • "Pete & Karen - Sending you best wishes for Pete’s full recovery. Noel & Dee" - Noel & Dee

  • Aug 31, 2021 - USD $ 136.43
  • "Keep fighting Yarpie, the world will miss you mate!!" - Alan Pullar (Goose)

  • Aug 31, 2021 - R 200.00
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    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Aug 31, 2021 - USD $ 136.43
  • "Keep fighting my Dragon brother. " - Bungle

  • Aug 30, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Peter you have contributed so much to life. You are so valuable. Keep fighting society need you to contribute more. I miss your well researched and written articles on your blog The Observation Post" - J Bishop

  • Aug 29, 2021 - USD $ 13.58
  • "Xx" - Jo

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 1 058.00
  • "Vasbyt Peter! Ek Weet jy Kan! Sterkte Karin. Ryna." - Maryna Fondse

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Dink aan julle " - Anton, Lisa en Samuel van Wyk

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thinking of you" - Christiaan van der Merwe

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thinking of you" - Daniel van der Merwe

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thinking of you both" - Tony and Eben

  • Aug 28, 2021 - USD $ 67.90
  • "good luck" - Geoffrey McNicholl

  • Aug 27, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Both you and Karen are in our thoughts and prayers!" - Davis

  • Aug 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get better Pete, big love to you and Karen" - Arlene

  • Aug 27, 2021 - USD $ 66.86
  • "Get better soon Peter " - Zak & Karen

  • Aug 26, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Peter you are a remarkable man and have so much for this country and veterans. You are a lion and a sweetie all in one. Prayers in this troubled time. Judith" - Judith

  • Aug 25, 2021 - USD $ 133.21
  • "Come on Pete, keep fighting, we all miss you!! Sending positive vibes across the ocean." - Steve and Shirlz

  • Aug 22, 2021 - USD $ 13.12
  • "Keep fighting Sir, thinking of you and Karen. Sean - Mirfield Royal British Legion" - Sean Guy

  • Aug 22, 2021 - USD $ 328.01
  • "Stay strong. The world needs you two happy and smiling to brighten it up. Like you alway do. Most beautiful old Dubai memories have both of you on them xxx " - Nadia

  • Aug 22, 2021 - USD $ 131.20
  • "Keep fighting Yarps / Stay strong Karen xx" - Matt Seale

  • Aug 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "With love " - Paddy W

  • Aug 21, 2021 - USD $ 130.76
  • "Peter & Karen you are in our prayers during this difficult time ... wishing Peter a speedy recovery with peace & love to you both!" - Stuart & Jenny Robertson

  • Aug 21, 2021 - USD $ 326.89
  • "God bless" - Stephen,Julie and Sadie

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you strength and recovery " - Wendy Cundall

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Get well soon Peter." - Von WiellighMD

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Strength and prayers to Peter and the whole family!!!!" - Christine

  • Aug 21, 2021 - USD $ 65.38
  • "Toutes mes pensées pour toi et Karen xxx Steph" - Stephanie P

  • Aug 21, 2021 - USD $ 326.89
  • "I remember Peter fighting through the hottest curry Melbourne had to offer. If he could handle that one, he’s got this one in the bag!! " - Babs

  • Aug 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Hold on Peter and Karen, you will get through this! Sending you so much love" - Amelda Grieve

  • Aug 21, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Keep up the fight Peter. Love and light to you xx" - Chantelle

  • Aug 20, 2021 - USD $ 328.30
  • "Praying for your recovery, cousin." - Brian & Semira Bailey

  • Aug 20, 2021 - USD $ 150.00
  • "You got this!! Peter!! Fight Fight Fight!! Remember we all have to grow old together!! Much love!! " - Sabu & Karen Mamman

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    We pray that you will heal quickly and fully, and that all your expenses will be miraculously met!

    " - Reggie & Richard

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "My thoughts are with him and his family" - Renee Koumaras

  • Aug 20, 2021 - USD $ 65.66
  • "Keep fighting Peter. You got this " - Quentin and Mitra

  • Aug 20, 2021 - USD $ 65.66
  • "miracles happen" - Tanya

  • Aug 20, 2021 - USD $ 98.49
  • "Praying for your full recovery " - George

  • Aug 20, 2021 - USD $ 100.24
  • "Love you Peter & Karen xx" - Ferry Lee

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 3 000.00
  • "Thinking of you both and keep fighting on Peter! Love Max & Amanda X" - Max and Amanda

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 133.65
  • "Baie, baie Liefde! " - Anel F

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Hang in there" - R

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 334.13
  • "Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Peter!" - Srini

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Thinking of you, Karen. Hoping that all will go well for Peter" - Clare Yeowell

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 133.65
  • "Many blessings to Peter and Karen, thinking of you both. Xx" - Graeme and Merle McArdle

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Strongs for you Peter and Karen!! " - Alta

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 334.13
  • "Praying, tons of love from us all" - Lesley F

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 1 015.74
  • "Praying for his speedy recovery and path back to full Heath. Bless you both! Love Iman and Rafik" - Anonymous

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 133.65
  • "Sending love and strength from down under" - Adrian Wood

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 501.19
  • "Positive thoughts, with love. " - Anonymous

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "All our love to you Peter and Karen" - Arlene

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 10 000.00
  • "To be able to help people in our community out in need and making a difference in their lives when in need is something us Tablers are passionate about. #Bethelight #Impactfulchange" - Hermanus Round Table 267

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Dear Peter, Praying for your recovery you're in my thoughts. Wish you all strength through this one.

    " - Llewellyn Tiltmann

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Keep on fighting Peter, we know you can. Love you guys.

    " - Mardene le Roux

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 66.83
  • "Hang in there Big Man - sending thoughts & prayers." - Clive Howard

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 33.53
  • "I know you can beat this Mr D . You are in our thoughts " - Dave

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 67.06
  • "Please get well" - Blair Milne

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 68.94
  • "Keep Fighting, and looking forward to the next brew, Legionnaires Dickens" - Cameron Kinnear

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 33.53
  • "From a South African Legion Member in Sweden." - Tobias Viljoen

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 335.30
  • "Thinking of you both and sending so much love" - Shepherd family

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 13.41
  • "Praying that you heal soon in the Name of Jesus " - Karolina

  • Aug 18, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Vasbyt Peter! Ek Weet jy Kan! Sterkte Karin. Ryna." - Maryna Fondse

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 134.12
  • "Vasbyt Buddy! Keep fighting. There's Gin to be made!" - Neil Hamp-Adams

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 67.06
  • "Stay strong Peter, you will beat this." - Tony & Ilona

  • Aug 18, 2021 - R 10 000.00
  • "We are routing for you Pete and are holding you in our thoughts and prayers. " - Vanessa Holmes

  • Aug 18, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    Hey Peter. Rooting for your recovery!

    " - Gerrie Heyneke

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 67.06
  • "Thinking of you both - come on on Peter! - Stephen" - Stephen Harris

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 201.18
  • "Thinking of you both. Sending lots of love x" - Laura Godfrey

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 67.06
  • "Peter, Karen, You remain good friends from afar, stay strong!" - John Rochester

  • Aug 18, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wishing you a swift recovery, stepbrother!" - Julienne and Chris Marais

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 33.53
  • "I hope everything turns out ok Pete. All the best from dubai" - BK

  • Aug 18, 2021 - USD $ 336.78
  • "Thoughts and prayers to you both." - Jeff Coleman

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I don’t know you but I love Hermanus and love to help where I can. Hope all goes well. " - Shaun Smith

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 67.36
  • "Keep fighting Peter praying for you both ..Jose & Jessica " - Jose Lopes

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 13.47
  • "Sending love and hugs x" - Jo

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 134.71
  • "Still thinking of you both everyday. Love you guys. Come on Pete xxx" - Amanda and Phil

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 67.36
  • "Thinking of you both. X" - Shaune

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Liefde" - Lx

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sending much love and strength to you both! " - Robyn Diessner

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Dink aan julle...sterkte met die reuse "fight"" - CN

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 10 000.00
  • "Sending you loads of love and strength! Xxx" - Michael & Alby

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 67.36
  • "Hang in there, Peter!" - Iain Dunn

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 134.71
  • "Just willing Peter to emerge from those woods - keeping you close to our hearts Peter & Karen x" - Les & Cath

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Sending lots of love and hugs. Kate and Eric " - CATHERINE PHILLIPSON

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 1 347.13
  • "Dink aan julle" - Monica

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 67.36
  • "Thinking of you guys. I'm sure you'll be home and doing great reading soon." - Stuart

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 33.68
  • "Dearest Karen, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Best wishes, Emma Browning" - Emma Browning

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I do not know Pete, and have only met Karen once, but what a lady! My prayers are with you guys Karen!" - Shannon

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 134.71
  • "Love to you Peter and Karen. Prayers for better days ️" - Jodi

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 33.68
  • "Peter holding thumbs for you from London. Hope that all is going to be ok. Baie sterkte!" - Duncan

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 336.78
  • "Keep fighting big man ……stay strong Karen ….xx" - John & Lesley Booth

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Holding you both in our hearts and believing Pete will be home soon xx" - Noel

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 134.71
  • "Sending love, strength and hope to you and Karen xxx" - Tracey Rainey

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 33.68
  • "Keep fighting.. We with you every step. " - Anon

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 673.57
  • "Our prayers are with you" - Tony & Cathy

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Don't know you ? But know of you!!! Strongs! " - Esmarie Joubert

  • Aug 17, 2021 - USD $ 67.36
  • "To an old Dubai friend, and a speedy recovery. All the best Peter & Karen" - Matt Pullen

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Hi everyone,

My name is Diane from Overstrand, Western Cape. Having coming very close to losing 2 family members to COVID, this is a cause close to my heart. I have created a crowdfunding campaign on BackaBuddy to raise funds to assist the family towards paying for the massive ongoing medical bills.