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£4,020raised of £10,000 target by 34 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,020 to help Scott and Lynn recover, after fires in Portugal swept through their farm missing their house but destroying their land and outbuildings

    Funded on Thursday, 31st May 2018

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    We would like to support Scott and Lynn in helping them to rebuild their life in Portugal after the savage fires which have been rife in central Portugal/Spain tore through their farm in late October. As many of you will know, when they are not looking after us on training holidays in the Algarve, Portugal, they head north to their village. We buy and use many of their products when making your meals: for example, their delicious olive oil that is used in our food. This is the season of olive picking and they have now lost all their trees as well as their fruit trees. There are of course immediate costs but many hidden things from long term rebuilding. In a recent email from them they said the following;

    "The biggest hit was my workshop and boat. It went up like a Roman candle. We ran when the flames came to our border, leaving the generator running the water pump. I've lost all plumbing fittings for example, so now if I need a pipe, not only do I need to buy the part but it is a thirty kilometre round trip to the hardware. Which nails the fuel budget. All my big tools have gone along with hand tools which I use almost every day, so replacing that lot over time is going to mount up."

    Have a look at some of the images below to see much of the devastation around their home and livelihood.

    Please give as much or as little as you can to help us get to our goal of raising £10,000 to help them rebuild their lives. We know that any little bit will be really appreciated. Scott has also asked if cash is not something you would be comfortable giving them any of those extras, or if you know of anyone with an old Hobie Cat or Canadian Style Canoe which is going unused, please let Scott know or donate them to the fund!

    Many thanks for your understanding and support,

    Philip Hatzis

    From the church in the village when we ran from the fire at home on the day of the fire.

    View of the house through the "forest".

    My workshop and boat store.

    My generator, I left it running pumping water when we ran from the flames. That’s the head molten aluminium. Melting point 660 degrees.

    Sailing vessel Kate, 18ft bilge keel, went down in a sea of flames.

    Looking out from our house, it’s like living in a sepia world.



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      • Andy Thomson

        Andy Thomson

        Mar 24, 2018

        good luck getting back on your feet.


      • Patricia Harrison

        Patricia Harrison

        Jan 31, 2018

        Hope you are on the road to recovery now. Best wishes to you both. xx


      • Anonymous


        Jan 4, 2018

        Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and thank you for always being so kind and amazing.

      • Anonymous


        Nov 27, 2017

        Thinking of you guys!


      • Janet Ling

        Janet Ling

        Nov 15, 2017


      • Jane Costello

        Jane Costello

        Nov 15, 2017

        So unlucky - hoping it won't be long before you're picking olives again. Sending love and support to you both x


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        Nov 15, 2017


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