Weʼre raising £50,000 to HELP NEEDED. Garden Route Blaze
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On 7th June, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay & surrounding areas were woken to a horrific Blaze. In the early hour's the blaze had stretch approx. 70km. The timing could not have been worse, as their drought stricken area was on high alert & the now raging storm fanned the small fires into raging infernos destroying all in their path. First responders reacted fast, however their efforts though brave & selfless, were costly.Firefighters were severely injured as well as people.
The fires continued to rage through the town of Knysna & then Plettenberg Bay, destroying hundreds of homes while the residents escape to safety, with barely the clothes on their backs.
Two days later, and the blazes are only partially under control, with evacuations still taking place while homes & livelihoods are still being destroyed.
Watching from afar in the UK,bring sadness that this tragedy has taken place . . After all countless social media posts trying to find out what people are asking for, it has become evident that nobody is asking for anything for themselves. They are crying out for simple things for others; water for firefighters, food, clothes, blankets, nappies & sanitary goods for the homeless.
We realised that we could do something to help. With an already strained economy, their aid will be limited. We aim to raise funds to help take the strain off residents. As local business who have selflessly given all they have to those who need it. Please offer what you can, to those with nothing left and know that your kindness will never be forgotten.
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