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£625raised of £500 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £625 to help a young, Dutch family get back on their feet having lost their entire livelihood in the Algarve fires this year.

    Funded on Wednesday, 26th September 2018

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    Hi!! My name is Alex, my husband Charlie in what i can only describe as a moment of sheer madness has entered himself into the Zell Am See 70.3 mile Half Ironman. He will be swimming 1.8kms in Zell Am See lake, followed by a 90km cycle and then for sheer fun he well then run 21kms. For those of you who know him, you will know that he does not like the limelight and did not want to go about asking for sponsorship. There are so many amazing causes where do you even begin to start looking? But then last week we took a quick break off the beaten track and stayed in this most beautiful Eco Lodge in the hills above Silves in the Algarve. We met a beautiful young Dutch family who really care about this planet we inhabit and have set up the most fantastic eco lodge where we stayed in an old vintage gypsy van. It was a fantastic relaxing and recharging week albeit quite hot, but then on the friday we saw the wild fires come, we left for the UK on the sunday early morning as planned believing that the wild fires had been contained however little were we to know the devastation about to occur later that day when the fires reached and took their beautiful eco lodge and with it their hopes and dreams. Thank good ess they managed to escape with all of their animals unharmed.

    These guys are the good people in life who have spent the last 12 years creating something amazing and eco friendly, everyone who stays at Brejeira cannot help but be educated and touched at how precious our planet is. But now they have lost everything by the hand they tried so hard to protect, but they are determined to start again from scratch with no water, no electricity everything has gone. We were honoured to be the last guests they had in the gypsy van and we would really like to do something for them to help them on their way to starting their dream again.

    am the very proud wife of Charlie

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    • Alex Severn3 months ago
      Alex Severn

      Alex Severn

      3 months ago

      To the uneducated this looks like a picture of a man sheltering from the rain, but no this is a triathlete who is shelterin his bike from the rain! A weekend away does not mean a weekend away from training! Thank you to all of you who have suppported!

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    • Alex Severn3 months ago
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      3 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 9/18/2018 10:31 PM

    Supporters

    32

    • Wales Cheung

      Wales Cheung

      Sep 18, 2018

      Very happy to support! And well done Charles

      £30.00

    • Lorna Levin

      Lorna Levin

      Aug 27, 2018

      Well done Charlie

      £20.00

    • Katy Buxton

      Katy Buxton

      Aug 23, 2018

      Best of luck Charlie and we’ll done to you both for helping this family. Xx

      £30.00

    • Nix & Mr T

      Nix & Mr T

      Aug 23, 2018

      go Charlie go!! such a good cause helping this family restore their dream Xx

      £15.00

    • Ric and Liz Blackburn

      Ric and Liz Blackburn

      Aug 22, 2018

      Good luck Charlie! Enjoy!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 22, 2018

      Keep up the good spirit! ~ Love, Light and Strength to you ~

      £50.00

    • Charlotte Dedman

      Charlotte Dedman

      Aug 22, 2018

      Good luck Charlie hope all goes well. Love from your sunny lodge neighbours xx

      £10.00

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