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raised of £2,000 target by 69 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,830 to help Mermaid's Secret help Dominica recover from huricane Maria.

    Funded on Friday, 19th January 2018

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    Update (3rd Oct): as you've hopefully heard Tim and Sam are safe and back in the UK. They are very grateful for all the contributions to date and feel overwhelmed by the support from all of you. As is their character, they have very generously decided to use money to directly buy and ship aid for those less fortunate who remain on the island. Contributions will remain open for those that still want to donate.

    My brother and his wife, Tim and Sam Williams, have been living in Dominica for the last 10 years and have built a business from scratch in Rosalie called Mermaid's Secret.

    Tim and Sam have put a huge amount of effort into creating Mermaid's Secret and for anyone who has stayed there they will know what a beautiful haven this is right in the middle of the rain forest.

    The island suffered a few set backs with hurricane Erica a couple of years ago and now looks to have been obliterated with hurricane Maria.

    At the moment I have no idea if my family are safe or not, but I feel this is something I can do to help them out as I can't be their physically for them.

    Their business won't be up and running anytime soon and I know they will be doing everything they can to help the community in which they live.

    If you can spare a couple of pounds to help them back on their feet again I would be massively grateful.

    This is a stunning island that I have visted many times, and it relies heavily on the tourism industry. Asking fellow humans to forgo a few bits of change that would be spent on a coffee to help out some people in need.

    If you would also like to donate to the relief efforts of the island as a whole, I have put the link below.

    Thanks for reading

    Gems x



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      • Michelle Schreiter

        Michelle Schreiter

        Dec 26, 2017

        Merry Christmas to Mermaid's Secret and Dominica!


      • Anonymous


        Dec 22, 2017

        All the best to Sam and Tim and the wonderful people of Dominica.

      • Moira Benoit

        Moira Benoit

        Dec 21, 2017

        May the community at Rosalie and Grande Fond recover and revitalise in 2018.


      • Lucy Driver

        Lucy Driver

        Nov 20, 2017

        Wishing all the people of Dominica safe refuge


      • Lauren Martin

        Lauren Martin

        Oct 25, 2017

        Just a drop in the ocean to help Dominica get back on its feet after this disaster. Love to all on the island <3 £10 donated by my friend's Mother and Father Sarah and Mark Lithgow thank you!


      • Katrin Silva

        Katrin Silva

        Oct 20, 2017

        Our hearts go out to Tim and Sam, and to everyone we've met during our many visits to Dominica.


      • Andrew, Claire and Tom Davies

        Andrew, Claire and Tom Davies

        Oct 19, 2017

        Lots of love to Tim and Sam and everyone still on the island.


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      Gemma Barry

      Gemma Barry

      I'm Tim's sister, wanting to help my brother and sis in law get back on their feet following the devastating hurricane Maria.

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