Main fundraiser photo

Family Heinen lost home in fire

Donation protected

As many of our friends and family know, the beautiful town of Knysna in South Africa, has been struck by a DEVASTATING FIRE.  Fed by winds  up to 100km/hour this  fire ripped through the community destroying everything in its path. Whole suburbs were distroyed and families were left with nothing. 

Our beloved family of German citizenship: Joachim, Katrin with their 4 young children Marta, Emma, Ida und Josef lost everything in the flames.  Their home was not only a home but a beautiful guest house which secured their living. With this gone they don't only have no more place to live, but no income to start a new life. 

I am also a German citizen who lives in Knysna with my family. My children and the Heinen's children are going to the same school and we developed a close friendship. 

The whole family together with their 2 dogs are currently finding refuge in a small cottage in the neighbouring town of Sedgefield. 

We do need your help for family Heinen  to start a new life! They are the most loving and beautiful people and while they normally are the ones to help  others - they need our help now!  
I will make guarantee that 100% of the money that gets raised through this campaign will we transferred to the Heinen's bank account in South Africa . 

Please donate to their cause & share this link as widely as you can!!

Thank you so much,

Christine Collins

Badgers Lodge before the fire: 

After the fire:


  • Anonymous
    • €100 
    • 6 yrs


Christine Collins

Your easy, powerful, and trusted home for help

  • Easy

    Donate quickly and easily.

  • Powerful

    Send help right to the people and causes you care about.

  • Trusted

    Your donation is protected by the  GoFundMe Giving Guarantee.