We need your Story:
THE FIRE of January 2019
How did it touch your life?
Send STORIES, PICTURES and VIDEOS to
or post to our facebook page
(bettysbaaibrand/betty's bay fire)
Deadline for stories: 30 June 2019
BOOK on the FIRE of 2019
A book with stories and pictures on the fire of January 2019 is in the making. When all possible contributions have been received (by deadline 30 June 2019), it will be compiled by a handful of local volunteers, including seasoned and awarded writers like Troula Goosen, Elsa Winckler and Gerard Scholtz.
The purpose of the book is to record the unprecedented disaster in all its different facets, through images and words: for posterity, but also to be an item of hope and beauty for everyone who was in one way or another affected or touched by the fire. Obviously we need first-hand stories, impressions and visuals from as many people as possible.
All proceeds of book sales will hopefully be donated to our area's volunteer firefighting organisations. Whilst we are hoping to find an anchor sponsor for the project, it is estimated that copies will sell at approximately R250 - R300 each.