A message to let you all know that Lara and Phil and family are all safe.  Their property and business ‘Bush Organics Kangaroo Island’ has sustained significant damage from the fire before Christmas.  Their 400 acres of high conservation heritage listed bushland has been devastated by the first fires and then hit for the second time on the 3rd of January.  

The property is currently under immediate threat.  The dwellings have been spared for now, but they have lost some hives, workshop, tools, beekeeping equipment, tanks, orchard area, pumps and irrigation systems.  “Our family feels so lucky to have something left that we can move forward with for the time being. At the moment we have all our 8 neighbours and some remnant native veg and farms remain.  We are all working hard to defend our community, farms, infrastructure and most importantly our natural heritage as some of the last remain refuge for wildlife and threatened species down the west end.

This page will assist Lara Tilbrook of North West Kangaroo Island to help not only the immediate requirements of the island, but in purchasing gear to help with the constant threat we are under. 

We are raising funds to purchase the following immediately to assist the whole of NW Kangaroo Island:

3 x Farm fighting fire units
Safety equipment 
Protective gear

We feel incredibly grateful for all the love and support we have received so far. Please share our page amongst your friends and family. 

Lara Tilbrook  x

  • Elizabeth Abbott 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
  • Amy Kookery Palmer-Millin 
    • $330 
    • 28 mos
  • Ian and Ruth Banks 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
  • charmaine johannesen 
    • $75 
    • 29 mos
  • Om Charm Fellowship 
    • $500 
    • 29 mos
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Lara Tilbrook