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Lynfield family loses everything in fire

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Urgent assistance needed to support family with two sons 6, and 11, plus pregnant woman, losing every possession in house fire - electrical

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This family have just lost their life's possessions in a devastating fire that took place on the afternoon of Friday 8 February. The family were home in the garden when the fire broke out suddenly in the garage due to an electrical fault. Five fire engines and twenty firefighters were called to the scene and thankfully there was no loss of life.

Living in the home were a family including two sons aged 6 and 11, and additionally a friend boarding with them due to have her baby in only a couple of months time. They have all lost everything, and were renting, with no contents insurance. They also urgently need to find a new place to live, and a car.

This page is set up to assist this group of people with a houseful of life's necessities, their precious items cannot be replaced. Please help rebuild their lives, particularly for the sake of the young children, and the new baby due to arrive.

Thank you so much Lynfield community, and supporters of the Catford's.

Please note there is another page for the Catford's here:

Ursula Valeli's involvement (page creator)

I am just a local who was passing by the morning after the fire. To see this family sitting on their property with their heads in their hands not knowing what to do next, said it all. I'm a renter, I don't have contents insurance, this could have happened to me, so I would like to help them.

Use of funds

The money will be spent by the family on clothing, appliances, beds and bedding, all household furniture, and toys for the children. Nursery items, newborn clothing and supplies. A car. Bond for new rental home. Food. The family are extremely grateful.

Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 02 Mar 2019


    Thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. All the best moving forward.


  • Kattia Wong

    Kattia Wong on 02 Mar 2019


    I hope that you are able to get on feet again soon. Many blessings.


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 01 Mar 2019



  • Lynfield College students

    Lynfield College students on 20 Feb 2019



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 17 Feb 2019



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Ursula Valeli's avatar
Created by Ursula Valeli
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Paying to a verified bank account of Sacha Catford

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