31st July 2022
Hello to Everyone
With your help in March 2022, we were able to drop everything and race across Europe to rescue four refugees from the war in Ukraine.
We kept them safe for 4 weeks in the Netherlands, while we obtained their Visas and then brought them back to the UK, giving them shelter in our own home in Somerset. We kept them safe, away from the devastation in their home country and tried to cater for their every need.
While in our care, we also did our very best to help them in any way we could, we encouraged them and equipped them with the tools they might need to settle into a new life here as quickly and painlessly as possible. Clothes, tech, food, school. communications, friends, educational courses - extra office space for potential job opportunities - every single thing anyone could ever want - apart from peace in Ukraine, unfortunately.
Time moves on quickly and our guests have now decided to make their own way in our country - which was always their intention and excellent news.
Obviously, we will miss them, but we are also excited to see how they progress and wish them the very best of luck. We will continue to offer support in any way we can as they start their new independent life here in England.
Over the last few months, my wife Samantha and I have given everything we have to these war-afflicted people - and I really mean EVERYTHING. Our time, our home, our food, our hearts and souls, our love, our savings, our care, all of our resources, our friendship and all of our positivity - we left nothing on the table.
At the beginning of this journey, we knew that the arrangement would not last forever and that at some point they would have to find their own way and this is where we are right now.
This challenge is the hardest thing we have ever undertaken together. It's taken us to the edge. We are utterly exhausted and will now spend some time focusing on each other, on our animals, on our own health and on recovering in our own way, so that we are ready for whatever life brings us next.
I am so proud of my wife - she is an amazing woman, with the deepest heart of anyone I have ever known and I have no words to express the deep love I feel for her.
Also, without you, none of this would have been possible, it is an amazing achievement and a team effort - these four human beings would not be here, safe and cared for if it wasn't for you - from the bottom of my heart - thank you.
If there is ever anything I can do for you - all you have to do is ask and I will do my very best to get it done.
Kindest Regards . . .
Khush KAPZ'GURU Jabble