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£328
raised of £190 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £328 to make a difference for my birthday

    Hout Bay, Cape Town
    Funded on Saturday, 12th August 2017

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    Anyone who knows me knows that one of the best days of my first trip to SA in 2015 was visiting a township. Everyone I met was so friendly and the experience has stayed with me ever since. I promised to return, and had plans to do so in March this year. Sadly, the weekend I arrived, there was a huge forest fire which tore through Imizamo Yethu destroying thousands of homes - making 10-15,000 people homeless.

    Many of them are still living in make do shelters with no electricity, almost 4 months later. There have been fires since, each one destroying more homes - and with the current drought, this looks likely to continue. One of the organisations who have been providing help and support throughout, Thula Thula Hout Bay, have organised a day for teams to help paint the remaining structures with fire retardant paint - allowing the families within at least enough time to gather important belongings, ID, money etc. Delaying the spread of fire also allows the fire and rescue teams more time to get into hard to reach areas and reduce the spread further.

    Seeing as I am not at home to share my birthday with you all this year, I am asking that whatever you would have spent on a birthday gin for me, you donate to the fund for our team to go and paint. The cost per team covers the materials needed to complete 1 house.

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      9

      • PGS WEST AFRICA

        PGS WEST AFRICA

        Jul 26, 2017

        Well done Becki!

        £78.00

      • Louize Paul

        Louize Paul

        Jul 23, 2017

        Better late than never ☺️ Happy birthday my Bestie, miss you xx

        £50.00

      • Kathy Brinich

        Kathy Brinich

        Jul 21, 2017

        What a great idea and a wonderful cause! Happy Birthday!!

        £10.00

      • Mina xx

        Mina xx

        Jul 18, 2017

        A great thing you're doing Becki, for a great cause! 👍🏼❤️

        £20.00

      • David Hadden

        David Hadden

        Jul 18, 2017

        Nice one, Odd-kid!

        £50.00

      • Caroline Blair

        Caroline Blair

        Jul 17, 2017

        What a Great idea Becki We in the UK have no idea of the conditions that others in countries less fortunate than ourselves have to deal with on a daily basis Hope you reach your target and hopeful

        £30.00

      • catherine crofts

        catherine crofts

        Jul 17, 2017

        Happy birthday hon! What a great idea. Enjoy your day in your special place. Lots of love Cath, Mark, Kate and Ruby ❤️ xxx

        £50.00

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      Becki Blair-Jones

      Becki Blair-Jones

      Hout Bay, Cape Town

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