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£1,538raised of £20,000 target by 46 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,538 to help Zoe and her boys rebuild from the ashes after losing their home and everything they own to the devastating Portuguese forest fires.

    Benfeita, Arganil, Portugal
    Funded on Sunday, 18th February 2018

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    Our dear friends Zoe and her three amazing boys Phoenix, Oshun and Eden, have very sadly lost everything they own in the latest devastating forest fires in central Portugal.


The fire swept through the property and their whole home has been burnt to ashes, along with all their precious belongings that they didn't have a chance to rescue. The devastation is spread throughout the area, and so many other people have lost so much to the blaze.

 You can watch the story from the valley in the video below (which shows Zoe and the boys, as well as many of the others in the community who have lost so much).

    We are so thankful and happy that Zoe and the boys are safe, have the support of an amazing community, and are staying with family and friends for now, but they need our help for the next step of rebuilding their home and life in the valley.

    We would love to raise as much as possible to help them with this next phase of their journey. To rebuild their home, replace their solar energy, water and heating sources, to purchase a new laptop, furniture, clothing, education and study materials for the boys, tools to help rebuild the house and replant the land, trees and plants, materials/supplies/equipment for Zoe's natural remedy and healing business, and many other important lost belongings.

    So much hard work and love over the years had gone into building their beautiful off grid eco home and creating a special space of land in this peaceful valley - the collective efforts, help and inspiration of Zoe and the boys and of their friends, family, community and volunteers (such as myself and boyfriend Alex who stayed, shared and volunteered with Zoe for a couple of months over this summer). It is a special space, and with your help, we know that it will rise from the ashes even better than before.

    Please give whatever you feel you can - every little donation, no matter how small, will be incredibly appreciated by this beautiful family.

    Thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts,

    Gabby & Alex

    "When whole forests burn in you
 leaving only ashes and ghosts, 
remember that you have grown 
deep roots to heal back from"
- Jinan Safko



    • Gabrielle Smith11 months ago
      Gabrielle Smith

      Gabrielle Smith

      11 months ago

      Thank-you so much everyone for your continued support, and for all the recent donations that have come through. We would love to be able to raise more for Zoe and the boys in the lead up to Christmas, so please keep sharing the cause and if you have any spare change (perhaps one less Christmas drink!), it would be so great if you could share some festive spirit with this lovely family x

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    • Gabrielle Smith1 year ago
      Gabrielle Smith

      Gabrielle Smith

      1 year ago

      From Zoe: "We had a beautiful, heartwarming and hardworking day with our community to clean our property from the rubble, metal, plastic and mess. It was so touching and still is, to feel the love and good intentions from others willing to help us through this challenging period. The small steps toward the rebuild were boosted enormously and I'm deeply grateful for all the support. I have moments of strength and moments of overwhelm and the encouragement from you all is received with much gratitude. For every wish, prayer and gesture, thankyou!

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    • Gabrielle Smith1 year ago
      Gabrielle Smith

      Gabrielle Smith

      1 year ago
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    Page last updated on: 2/5/2018 8:36 PM



    • Emma Millard

      Emma Millard

      Feb 5, 2018

      So tragic. I wish you all the luck with rebuilding your home.

    • Rachel Bland

      Rachel Bland

      Feb 5, 2018


    • Robert West

      Robert West

      Dec 16, 2017

      Really shocked by what happened to you guys and also to Kin and Beth. I know the effort (and love) it takes to build a house so sending you strength and support. xx


    • Gabby Smith

      Gabby Smith

      Dec 11, 2017

      Love always coming your way guys, never far from our thoughts - our family on the other side of the world. Sending the biggest, squeezy hugs from Alex and I xx


    • Niall Turner

      Niall Turner

      Nov 28, 2017


    • Green


      Nov 24, 2017

      Wishing you all loads of love and luck in this next chapter Xx


    • Rowan Fae

      Rowan Fae

      Nov 24, 2017

      Lots of Love Zoe and family and community xxx


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    Benfeita, Arganil, Portugal

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