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Paekakariki House Fire

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Janet Holborow for "Hall/Winder Family"

  • $13,360.59 donated
  • 174 generous donors

The family have suffered a devastating house fire which has left them with nothing. Your help would be much appreciated.

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In the early hours of the morning of 7 February, the family, including their 3 year old daughter and a guest, woke to find flames engulfing their much loved home. Thankfully they escaped unharmed, but they are left with only the clothes on their back. The Paekakariki community will help to get them back on their feet, but they need your support. The family will need funds for clothes, food and accommodation as a starting point and any donations would be extremely helpful and sincerely appreciated. Household items are not covered by their insurance policy. A generous donor has eloquently summed up our feelings -

"I don't know how to express how deeply tragic and horrifying this is... Thank the mercies of intuition that woke shaz up and gave them that one last minute to escape. Their home was like no other, with incredible collections of art and curios, painstakingly renovated inside to create a gorgeous 1900's sanctuary that lived and breathed as one of the family. Shaz has spent so many years helping others less fortunate, going about it in a quiet and humble manner... gifting her time, money and skills to those wless fortunate. So I don't gift this money as charity but as Koha in gratitude for all the work she has done for others.... what goes out comes back around and I hope it flows back 10fold for you my friend .Kia kaha and we will stand with you. X

Use of Funds:

Funds will be used for clothes, food and accommodation and any surplus funds will be put towards replacing household items as they are not covered by their insurance.

Household items are not covered by their insurance policy

Page created by:

Janet Holborow


My neighbours have had a devastating house fire. They need help to get themselves back on their feet.

All funds raised benefit:

Hall/Winder Family

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Sharon Hall and Louis Winder on behalf of Hall/Winder Family.

“So grateful you all got out alive. Sending loads of love your way. xxx”
“God bless!”
“With continued best wishes. He wake eke noa. (We are all in this together).”
“Ka aroha, so sorry to hear this had happened. Awesome Holly and Janet ma for rallying the community.”
“Sending love from Christchurch.”
“We wish you the best .”
“So pleased you are all safe but very saddened by your terrible loss.”
“My sympathy for your traumatic loss of everything and relief no injuries”
“Devasted to hear about this! But so grateful you're all ok. Please let us know if there's anything we can do - Boys family x”
“Kia Kaha. Rumi says... Live life as if every thing were rigged in your favour... I will take time. I hope that this can be eventually felt by you too.”
  • $13,360.59 donated
  • 174 generous donors

$13,361 donated

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This cause page was created on 07 Feb 2018 and closed at 10:06 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 12 Mar 2018.

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