Let's help my dad rebuild

I’ve decided to start this GoFund me page for my dad.

My dad lost 75% of his farm in Wairewa during the devastating bush fires that tore through East Gippsland on the 29th of December.
After posting the interview Channel 9 did with my dad on Facebook I was overwhelmed with the response. People have been asking how they could help, so naturally this got me thinking, with the generous support of our community, how we can we band together to help someone directly affected by the horrible disaster?

I have attached the link to the interview so you can watch it to gain an understanding and learn a little bit about what my dad went through. He is a proud, hard working farmer, who has lost his livelihood and despite all of the devastation he has endured he would be mortified if he knew I created this for him.  The damage bill is estimated to be in excess of $150k and he is facing up to 2-3 years before he is able to make an income again-  needless to say I feel helpless.

This money will be used to re-build fences and to buy food to feed the remaining livestock that managed to survive the fire.

I understand so many of us have already donated to numerous charities so if you cannot donate, please don’t feel obliged but all I ask is for you to please share to those who are in a position to help.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart. X


  • Darren Newlyn 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Natalie Tanti 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Iman Harrak 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • RHIANNON Blake 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Lucinda Livingston 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kate Whelan 
Michael Whelan 
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