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£5,222
raised of £5,000 target by 64 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,222 to Let’s help this lovely family rebuild their home. They’ve lost everything when a fire sweep through their home at night on Tristan Da Cunha

    Funded on Thursday, 12th January 2023

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    Please give whatever you can, every penny will be appreciated by this lovely family.

    On the 10th September disaster struck when our cousin Eugene, his wife Kirsty and his two children Aidan and Ella’s house was burnt to the ground along with everything they owned with it. Thankfully they were able to escape, with Eugene suffering minor burns

    The islanders made a rapid response and managed with the grace of conditions of no wind and a full moon to contain and extinguish the fire using garden hoses to prevent further homes going up or the flax catching

    Islanders build from scratch with some local stone and all other materials saved for and gradually imported from South Africa. It often takes years for couples to finish their home and move out from parents cottages.

    The islanders are unable to be insured (due to remote location no company will insure) so they now rely on kindness from the community.

    The community have been rallying to support the family and they have managed to go back to stay in spare rooms of a family member, the community have been giving them spare clothes etc.

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    • Sisters on Tour - Tracy Tough & Paula Swain1 year ago
      Sisters on Tour - Tracy Tough & Paula Swain

      Sisters on Tour - Tracy Tough & Paula Swain

      1 year ago

      Hi Everyone This is just a quick update on our cousin Eugenes house. Since leaving the Island Eugene, family and friends have helped clear the debris left from the fire. They are now left with the shell of their property. We have reached our £5,000 goal and would like to see if we can get a bit more, so if you can help that would be great.

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    • Sisters on Tour - Tracy Tough & Paula Swain2 years ago
      Sisters on Tour - Tracy Tough & Paula Swain

      Sisters on Tour - Tracy Tough & Paula Swain

      2 years ago

      Hi Everyone Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Just to let you all know we are approaching our half way point in our target, it would be nice to reach the target. Let’s keep the momentum going my cousin and his family are living with the in laws, let’s try and get them back into there own house as soon as possible. Keep sharing Thank you

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    • Sisters on Tour - Tracy Tough & Paula Swain2 years ago
      Sisters on Tour - Tracy Tough & Paula Swain

      Sisters on Tour - Tracy Tough & Paula Swain

      2 years ago

      Hi Everyone We have almost reached the half way line to our target. Thank you to all the generosity of donations and kindness towards this family. If anyone else wishes to donate please do so because your donation will help to make a difference to my cousin Eugene and his family

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    2 years ago

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    64

    • Judith Richards

      Judith Richards

      Dec 31, 2022

      Hope you manage to rebuild soon. Happy New Year and best wishes from Kefalonia, Greece.

      £100.00

    • Sabine

      Sabine

      Dec 26, 2022

      I hope you can rebuild your house soon! Best wishes for your family!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 25, 2022

      £50.00

    • Wendy

      Wendy

      Nov 3, 2022

      Good luck with the rebuild hope you are back to normal soon . Best wishes

      £20.00

    • Loretta, Simon & Family

      Loretta, Simon & Family

      Oct 30, 2022

      We hope you can rebuild soon. Wishing you all love happiness and peace. May the lord bless you

      £100.00

    • The Campbells

      The Campbells

      Oct 25, 2022

      Hope you have a smooth rebuilding of your new home and lots of love and special memories in your new home. ❤️

    • Nevenka Radusin

      Nevenka Radusin

      Oct 21, 2022

      Best wishes and a swift return to normality. Regards Mike and Nena

      £100.00

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    Sisters on Tour - Tracy Tough & Paula Swain

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    Our dad was born on Tristan Da Cunha and was one of the first men to go back into the island after the volcano. We have made the journey back in honour of him and to meet our Auntie who we haven’t seen for 36 years also to meet relatives we haven’t met and to make new friends

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