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Help Hugo Recover from the East Tamaki Storage Unit Fire

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Priya Alexander for Hugo Gravelle

$4,083 of $20,000 goal
Given by 47 generous donors in around 9 months

Help Hugo replace his drum kit and belongings, destroyed in the catastrophic East Tamaki fire.

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Early in the morning on Monday, November 18, a fire broke out at Safe Store in East Tamaki, Auckland. The fire spread quickly, damaging the contents of all 74 units in the building, one belonging to our dear friend, Hugo Gravelle.

Hugo is a passionate and talented drummer, and has been playing drums for over 14 years. Drumming is a huge part of his life, and he puts a lot of time, work and dedication into it. The main purpose of his storage space was to be able to safely store and play his pride and joy — his Pearl Masters drum kit (worth close to 15K) which he spent years slaving away to purchase.

As well as his drum kit, he lost other music equipment such as PA monitors, crates full of rare vinyl, around 3K worth of camping gear that he was looking forward to using over the New Year period, and other irreplaceable personal items.

Unfortunately, none of the equipment lost in the fire is covered by insurance.

As Hugo will be starting from scratch to replace his belongings, any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Use of funds

All donations will be used to towards replacing Hugo's drum gear and belongings.

Latest update

Extension  20 May 2020

Posted by: Priya Alexander

Hi everyone,

As this page was due to close tomorrow, we have decided to extend this fundraiser for another three months, to allow Hugo a bit more time to reach his goal.

Whilst the loss of his belongings (namely his prized drum kit) is something Hugo is still coming to terms with (and will do for quite some time), he wanted to let you all know how humbled he is by the donations, shares, and kindness he has received over the past six months.

We trust you are all keeping safe and well.

P & H

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Latest donations

Tove on 21 May 2020
Sorry it's not more dude, but I'll try put some more in later on. Tove
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Guest Donor on 19 Dec 2019
Hugo, hope you have a great Christmas!
Natalie on 11 Dec 2019
Big love to you both 💙💓🌿
hideto on 29 Nov 2019
Cameron on 29 Nov 2019

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Created by Priya Alexander
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Paying to a verified bank account of Hugo Gravelle

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