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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Jul 26, 2017
Well done Becki!
Jul 23, 2017
Better late than never ☺️ Happy birthday my Bestie, miss you xx
Jul 21, 2017
What a great idea and a wonderful cause! Happy Birthday!!
Jul 18, 2017
A great thing you're doing Becki, for a great cause! 👍🏼❤️
Jul 18, 2017
Nice one, Odd-kid!
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
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
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