We have put together a number of appeals being made from various organisations and individuals to help people affected by the fires in Madeira 

Funchal Solidarity Donation Fund opened by Camara Municipal do Funchal

In the face of the dramatic situation caused by the fires of August 2016 in the municipality of Funchal a fund has been formed and account created in solidarity to receive donations that will be applied by the municipality of Funchal in aid to the people affected.

So, all those who have expressed their willingness to support the Funchal people at this time of difficulty, you can send your donation through to the account opened for this purpose in the Santander bank. Details as follows:

Banking Institution: Banco Santander

Title of the account: Funchal Solidarity – Fire August-2016

No account: 0003 42777599020

Iban: Pt50 0018 0003 4277 7599 0201 0

Bic / Swift: Totaptpl


Request for Household items

We have received a communication from a Janice Pemberton

“We are now to resettle families who, not having anything, they need all that an empty house needs: dishes, glasses, cutlery, cooking utensils, small appliances, furniture… if they can donate some of these goods. They should deliver them in the ” Housing development of Santo Amaro, street dr. Gaston of God (Fig. 16, basement (Funchal)”. the person responsible for the receipt will be Mr. Puis. Contact Janice here for details.


Rebuilding the Orchid Gardens

A Richard Turner has set up a Crowd Funding page to help rebuild the Jardim Orchidea gardens. They are aiming to raise £50,000 to help rebuild the 110 year old Orchid Farm destroyed by fire on Madeira Island.

Animal Welfare

David and Gloria Pennman who have lived on the Island in Calheta for many years, enlisted the help of Gloria’s daughter Gina Machin, who is on holiday in Madeira, to also put together a Crowd Funding page  to help Graca and her family rebuild their lives and continue the excellent job of looking after all the animals. If you can help with a donation, or even share the page on social media, which will be a great help.

General donations to those affected

A Richard Griffin has set up a GO FUND ME page to raise money for those affected by the fires, has passed the €8500 mark, about 11,000 euros. He has also set up a bank account for further donations: He says the website he was using would have taken a very small cut of the money as an administration fee whereas if any further donations are paid into a bank account the money will all go directly to those who need it.


Mr Griffin says he felt moved to help after hearing how friend’s relatives in Madeira have been evacuated from their homes and seen their properties burning. He says any money donated will be used to pay for food and water, clothes and other essential items for those who have been temporarily evacuated from their homes and those who have lost everything.

The bank account has been set up through Barclays in Guernsey:

Account name: Mr R Griffin

Sort Code: 20 35 32

Account Number: 10351903

When making a donation please use the reference ‘Help Madeira’. You can hear Richard speak about this here.