Monchique Wild Fire Devastation

Just over a year ago James and Emily, my daughter, managed to find some land in a beautiful area of Portugal near Monchique. They invested everything they had to acquire the land and subsequently worked tirelessly to clear and rebuild the house and land. Their skills plus sheer determination and hard work enabled them to create a beautiful haven in harmony with nature, Their ultimate dream was to become self sufficient and provide a retreat for people to experience tranquility and discover new possibilities within their lives.

In the last few days the wild fires around Monchique have literally wiped out and destroyed everything. The land is black. The beautiful trees have gone. The house they had very recently completed is obliterated. It is impossible to imagine how it must feel to see your dreams shattered. To be left quite simply  with just what you are wearing that day.

They are amazing people, strong, honest, inspiring, always preferring to see the good in people and in bleak situations in life. I am so thankful that Emily and James were not taken by the fire as well. I will do everything and anything I can to help them and would be so grateful if you could help me to support them and raise some funds to help them rebuild their lives.


  • Sarah Ingolfsdottir  
    • £50 
    • 31 mos
  • Milly & Bear Melbourne 
    • £100 
    • 33 mos
  • Amanda Robinson 
    • £20 
    • 33 mos
  • Toby Morris 
    • £40 
    • 33 mos
  • phil toseland 
    • £20 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Caroline Leather 
Caerleon, Wales, United Kingdom
Alex Ross 
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