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Australian Bushfires

Cause page created in the Disaster category by Karen Hooper for "Laura and Kel and their two young children"

$10,144 donated

Given by 55 generous donors in 7 weeks


To offer financial support to a young family who have experienced loss of their home in the Australian bush fires currently still burning.

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On New Year's Eve we heard that Laura and Kel, their two young children and Kel's parents lost their family home and buildings in the New South Wales town of Quaama. Fortunately Laura and family were visiting family in Sydney at the time so are safe and well but all their belongings have been destroyed.

We have been in touch with them via Debbie and Phillip and it is very difficult for them to admit that they need help but are very humbled by the gesture of financial assistance to support them to get on their feet again.

Karen Hooper's involvement (page creator)

Family members living in New South Wales

Use of funds

To help rebuild a home for this young family.

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Latest update

From Deb Beck - 28 Feb 2020  28 February 2020

Posted by: Karen Hooper

Two months ago Laura, Kel and our two Grandies lost their home, business and belongs in the NSW Bush Fires.

My Brother and Sister-in-law setup the “give a little” page to help Laura, Kel and especially our Grandies to get back on their feet.

Two months have passed and the Givealittle campaign is about to close (tomorrow) after raising an amazing AUD$20,000 directly and indirectly.

Words cannot express our appreciation to the many amazing people who have cared, shared and donated to help the family. We are soooo thankful to you all.

It’s the toughest challenge they’ve ever had to face both physically and emotionally, but they’re taking it in their stride - tackling the hard tasks and celebrating the achievements. We’re so proud of them!

Please know that your assistance has gone directly to Laura and Kel who are extremely grateful as they start to build their new home and life.

Thank you again and we wish you all a happy and healthy year!

Deb and Philip

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Latest donations

  • Amor

    Amor on 16 Feb 2020



  • Kristie

    Kristie on 14 Feb 2020


    On behalf of the Freedom Fest Gold Coast Community


  • Danni

    Danni on 07 Feb 2020


    Hello Laura, we are Philip and Deb’s friends in NZ, we are so sorry to hear and see the pictures of your loss of home, business and belongings, we hope you will be back on track soon, take care, Danni & Nathan


  • Ces and Joy

    Ces and Joy on 05 Feb 2020


    With very best wishes. Ces and Joy.


  • Tim

    Tim on 03 Feb 2020


    Heard about the news from our good friend Philip. Wish you all the best.


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Created by Karen Hooper
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Paying to a verified bank account of Phillip Beck on behalf of Laura and Kel and their two young children

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This page was created on 4 Jan 2020 and closes on 29 Feb 2020.
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