Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Appeal for Ben Freeth’s family
For years, Ben Freeth, his family, and farm workers, have been under pressure to leave Mt Carmel Farm in Chegutu. On Sunday 30 August, a bush fire was lit near the Freeth’s thatched home on the farm. There was a howling wind. In no time at all their farm house was on fire. They managed to get their passports and laptops out, one dog and her puppies. Their little Scottie and Jack Russell dogs died in the flames. The farm invaders who have beaten, tortured and harrassed the Freeths and Mike and Angela Campbell for years now just drove past on Ben's tractors pulling Ben's water bowsers. They even stole the laptops out of Ben's truck where he had left them amid the chaos. Ben and Laura and their three children (daughter aged 5, two sons 7 and 10), as well as three of their farmworker families have been left with nothing other than what they stood up in. Please open your hearts, and your cupboards, for these wonderful and brave families - clothes, blankets, eating and cooking utensils - absolutely anything would be so gratefully accepted. Contact: Mel George 011-405218 or David and Kerry Kay 302090 on 0912-434082, to arrange drop off.