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£360raised of £50,000 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £360 to help rebuild the 115 year old Orchid Farm (Jardim Orchidea) destroyed by fire on Madeira Island.

    Location
    Madeirã, Portugal
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 13th September 2016

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    Story

    A collection of 50,000 fully-grown orchids was destroyed on Tuesday night. The private collection dates back 115 years and had been maintained over four generations of the Pregetter family (Austrian Decent). Jardim Orquídea was considered to be one of the largest private collections in the world, with many of the specimens extinct elsewhere. Only 2000 plants are thought to recoverable and with a normal growing cycle of up to 20 years the future of the gardens remains uncertain.

    http://madeira-orchid.eu/

    £50,000 sounds like a lot, but it's nothing. At best it is £1 for each destroyed orchid.

    Please donate as much as you can to help bring this Jardim Orchidea back to this beautiful island.
    I will not see the farm return to it's former beauty in my lifetime, but at least it's something for my grandchildren to enjoy.

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    • Richard Turnera year ago
      Richard Turner

      Richard Turner

      a year ago

      Thank you to all the supporters. But we need many more :-( Remember no donation is too small. We only need another £49,000 :-}

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    • Richard Turnera year ago
      Richard Turner

      Richard Turner

      a year ago

      Altogether now. SHARE - SHARE - SHARE - SHARE -SHARE

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    • Richard Turnera year ago
      Richard Turner

      Richard Turner

      a year ago

      You can donate here or direct to the Jardim.

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    a year ago

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    Supporters

    13

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 2, 2016

      £5.00

    • Debra

      Debra

      Aug 27, 2016

      £10.00

    • Nikola Howard

      Nikola Howard

      Aug 26, 2016

      Have shared this as widely on Facebook as possible.

      £5.00

    • Karen

      Karen

      Aug 25, 2016

      We hope you do recover and as we say in England - every little helps we hope this monry does

      £50.00

    • Kate White

      Kate White

      Aug 18, 2016

      Visited this garden the day before the fire. Such lovely people and a wonderful garden. I hope they will be able to recover.

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 17, 2016

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 17, 2016

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Richard Turner

    Richard Turner

    Madeirã, Portugal

    I'm an English resident of Madeira Island. I am not connected in any way to the Orchid Farm. I have visited the farm many times and this disaster breaks my heart.

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