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£6,778raised of £20,000 target by 95 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to help Beth and Kin Thiessen and their 3 girls following the loss of their home, workshop, studio, and land to the Portuguese forest fires.

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Beth and Kin had to evacuate their home with their three children, driving along roads flanked with tree-high flames. Beth's mother was with them. They only just got out. They are now staying in a guest house in the city of Coimbra and have learnt that their whole property, their home, workshop, studio and land has been razed to the ground. What is more their whole community in the valley of Ben Feita has been burnt to the ground. At least 12 households have lost their homes. It is complete devastation. We wish to raise as much as we possibly can as swiftly as we can to allow Beth and Kin to regroup, to buy essentials such as clothes for the children etc and to see if they cannot start again in some way in Portugal where they have been settled for the past 8 years.. Please donate whatever you feel comfortable donating. Anything and everything will be deeply appreciated by all concerned. Thank you.

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  • Julian Nangle19 days ago
    Julian Nangle

    Julian Nangle

    19 days ago

    News from Beth: "We step gently into every new day. Fires still rage in my sleep and mornings are spent shaking off the night but the world of three small children quickly surrounds me and the day carries itself and us along with it. The girls talk about our house being burnt and like we are doing, vocalise the things they have lost. We are so overwhelmed by the help we are receiving from friends, family and strangers we thank you all so much for being with us on the journey. "

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  • Julian Nangle19 days ago
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    19 days ago

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  • Julian Nangle19 days ago
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    Julian Nangle

    19 days ago

    A big thank you to all who have reached out already to help Kin and Beth... they are hugely grateful for this support but as they come out of the shock the realisation of the task ahead is facing them. They have a friends house to stay in for now but Kin lost all of his wood work tools so needs to replace these before he can start anything. Please continue to share this page and help them get started.

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95

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 10, 2017

    Hi, I'm a friend of a friend, so my name won't mean anything but really would like to make a gesture to help. :-).

  • Eva Chapman

    Eva Chapman

    Nov 10, 2017

    £30.00

  • Ana Nogueira

    Ana Nogueira

    Nov 9, 2017

    £30.00

  • Tania Duratovic

    Tania Duratovic

    Nov 9, 2017

    £108.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 8, 2017

    Nick and Jane Wise wished to donate this amount but are not online so are using me as conduit.

    £250.00

  • Helen Sunderland

    Helen Sunderland

    Nov 6, 2017

    What a terrifying and sad experience. Wishing you strength to rebuild.

    £50.00

  • Joanne Watkins

    Joanne Watkins

    Nov 6, 2017

    Hi Beth and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your Home. I wish I could send more money but know you will appreciate my small donation. Sending lots of positive energy and love to you all xxx

    £30.00

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