Hayward Harrogate Bushfire

Posted for Maggie Hayward: Our entire 80 acre property is charred and still burning. We think CFS  heroes saved our little home but all water and fencing gone. My new baby, little toddler and husband were lucky to get out in time.  A few miracle goats survived, but kangaroos and the odd sheep keep showing up. No feed.  All perimeter and internal fences gone. We believed we were insured until we rang the broker. Fencing cost around $10,000 a kilometer, including labor. Water $200 dollars for 9,000 liters. Not insured.  We felt we were so blessed with our natural wildlife, kangaroos, wallabies, butterflies, parrots, eagles, blue wrens and our little rescue goat herd we were keeping safe for the future. Now all we can see for kilometers are black smoking hills and the charred red gum 'widow makers' that are well known to drop limbs after bushfires.  We have to rebuild and are so grateful for the help we were offered by family and mates but with our mortgage the cost of water and fencing materials, not only for us but for our neighbors, is going to be too much for us. With my husband working away, I am battling with my baby and my little girl who has to face this new battlefield over the next few years.  Thankyou if you can help. We truly appreciate any generosity. The Haywards
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rosalie Whitelock 
Woodside SA
Maggie-Rose Hayward 
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