Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

joe duggan

joe duggan is crowdfunding

raised of £12,000 target by 311 supporters

Weʼre raising £12,000 to Help Jane Matthews

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


House fire

Our friend, Jane Matthews, has had a very difficult experience and we'd like to help.

On Monday 22nd March, her flat caught fire and was badly damaged, as were most of her belongings. Sadly, and despite the fantastic efforts of the local fire brigade, three of her four cats were killed by the smoke. We especially thank the fire brigade crew for the efforts they put into finding all four cats and their care and first aid that ensured one of them survived, against all odds.One cat, Dali, has survived.

Jane has lost most of her belongings through fire/smoke damage and we, her friends, have put together this crowd funder to give you an opportunity to show your support.

Although being fiercely independent, Jane has somewhat reticently gave us permission to crowdfund on her behalf. Jane is presently staying with friends and family.

How can you help ?

We'd love to show Jane that she lives in a great community that cares about her. This fund will go towards helping Jane with getting herself back on her feet after this very traumatic and financially challenging experience.

Share this story



  • joe duggan10 days ago
    joe duggan

    joe duggan

    10 days ago

    What a response.Thank you all ! We've decided to set a target of £12,000 to get Jane back on her feet. Her friend Laura says: "Jane is really touched by the many messages of love & support she has received & says you have all done her the world of good. She is astonished at all the donations & wants to eventually thank you all personally. Dali the cat is doing well. She is blind, but otherwise surprisingly healthy & has even taken a little (supervised) walk outside to sniff the air & listen to the birds. Love and thanks to you all. xxx"

    Share this update to help us raise more

16 days ago

joe duggan started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Page last updated on: 4/11/2021 20.57



  • Georgie, James and Caroline Lumley

    Georgie, James and Caroline Lumley

    Apr 11, 2021

    Sending Jane and Dali all our love.


  • Rachel


    Apr 11, 2021


  • Becci & Mark

    Becci & Mark

    Apr 11, 2021

    So much love to you Jane. XXX

  • Ruth and Ian

    Ruth and Ian

    Apr 10, 2021

    We hope this helps a wonderful person. xx

  • Mel & Tiggy

    Mel & Tiggy

    Apr 7, 2021

    I’m so sorry to hear this news, as if the fire isn’t devastating enough it breaks my heart to hear about your beloved puss cats . Sending love to you and Dali xx


  • Anonymous


    Apr 7, 2021

  • Sarah


    Apr 7, 2021

    I don’t know Jane, but this crowd funder was shared in a cat group I belong to, and the story just horrified me. For pet owners it really is our worst nightmare! Best wishes for the future. Xx


joe duggan

Become a supporter

Help joe duggan raise more

About the fundraiser
joe duggan

joe duggan

Report this Page