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Rebuilding Peter & Gabriella’s home & batik studio

Rebuilding Peter & Gabriella’s home & batik studio

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Help Peter and Gabriella to rebuild their lives and livelihood after a devastating fire raged through the Garden Route, South Africa, burning their home and batik workshop to the ground.

On 7 June, a fire started near Knysna and burnt towards Plettenberg Bay. Many farms were burnt as the fire ravaged along. The wind suddenly turned, and the fire changed direction towards Peter and Gabriella’s house. As a result, they lost their home, as well as their workshop which contained tools, specialised materials and equipment in order to make their designer batik creations.

Peter and Gabriella have been living and working near Plett, quietly bringing beauty to people’s lives, making exquisite batik art, handcrafting homes or by providing various healing therapies. Their wish is to be able to continue sharing the beauty by means of their skills and talents, but will need to re-establish their lives and their batik business in order to do so.

Peter learnt the art of Batik on the island of Java, Indonesia and has been involved in batik work for 45 years. He started training Gabriella in this art a few years back. They approach all aspects of their lives with dedication and attention to detail, and both share that the batik work brings them sheer happiness.
Let us help this creative couple to keep spreading the beauty by donating to this page.

They have brought such love to our community, let’s love them back.

Donations

  • Sep 12, 2017 - USD $ 81.06
  • "good luck with it all live lekker " - moby and liam

  • Aug 21, 2017 - R 1 010.00
  • "Good Luck " - anonymous

  • Jul 11, 2017 - R 5 000.00
  • ""And in every beginning there is magic, that protects us and helps us to live." " - Christl & Ernst

  • Jul 03, 2017 - R 510.00
  • "with love" - Danna

  • Jun 27, 2017 - R 5 141.00
  • "Hope this helps" - Lynne

  • Jun 23, 2017 - R 1 028.20
  • "Magnificent Magical Beings of light, love and gratitude! Im sorry for your loss. My thoughts and love have been with you. Thank you for your divine sparkly loving selves xxxx" - carmen

  • Jun 22, 2017 - R 2 056.40
  • "Sometimes thank you is the best prayer anyone can say. All our love to you. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2017 - R 5 000.00
  • "Peace and blessings" - Anonymous

  • Jun 21, 2017 - R 514.10
  • "With love and blessings" - Rubin and Sandra Pogir

  • Jun 21, 2017 - R 210.00
  • "in love and light to an amazing couple who touch the hearts of many with their beautiful creative souls" - anonymous

  • Jun 20, 2017 - R 411.28
  • "Love to you" - Lol & Patrick

  • Jun 20, 2017 - R 5 010.00
  • "Unsere Kirchengemeinde wünscht Euch das Ihr bald wieder fröhlich werdet!" - Ev Lutheran Congregation S Cape(Karin Kastern)

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 771.15
  • "Sending you both love and good vibes" - Greg

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 257.05
  • "from the ashes you will rise stronger" - anonymous

  • Jun 19, 2017 - R 310.00
  • "So sorry to hear this. Good Luck with rising from the ashes" - Netti and Clinton

  • Jun 18, 2017 - R 500.00
  • "Peace " - Anonymous

  • Jun 18, 2017 - USD $ 16.43
  • "With love. Wish it could be more. " - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 28 991.61

Fundraising target

R 180 000.00
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Rebuilding for Peter & Gabriella

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Help Peter and Gabriella to rebuild their lives and livelihood after a devastating fire raged through the Garden Route, South Africa, burning their home and batik workshop to the ground.