Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fundraiser for Cecilia & Daniel -- Sunday, 1 p.m. @ La Suegra

Dear Fellow Puerto Morelians,

Cecilia (Pizza & Love) and her friend Daniel Ripley need our help.  Below is the news bulletin from Catriona, El Mundo Para Puerto Morelos Charity:

Last night at around 5.30pm Cecelia Leon (Love and Peace Pizza) and Daniel Ripley were at home in their little palapa in Puerto Morelos. As a result of an accident ,with gasoline, there was a rapid and destructive fire. Danny's son and his mother were out of the house at the Primary school fundraiser.

Cecelia and Danny were taken to Amerimed Hospital where Cecelia was operated on this morning for burns to her legs, arms, torso and face.

Danny has burns to 90% of his body and remains in a critical condition, his brother, mother and son are with him along with his ex-wife Marie Douce and they await the arrival of his father.

Their hospital expenses are crippling and Cecelia cannot be moved yet, when she can she will go to a clinic that is not as expensive, then eventually to a friend's house in Puerto Morelos for recovery.

Right now she needs help paying her immediate bills and for her next operation on this coming Monday, her family is coming from Argentina early next week.

To help her we are having a fundraiser thanks to the generosity of John Gray and Karl

SUNDAY 1pm - 5pm at La Suegra on the beach

John Gray is donating 15% of sales of all drinks and food to Cecelia's hospital Fund!! It is an a la carte menu with many reasonably priced items so come on down for Sunday lunch on the beach. Live music from the Pescayito's band too.

John is introducing the Bucket Option! which is a little game we will tell you about on Sunday - the prize for the winner of this game receives a 5 course luxury dinner with champagne at any of John's restaurants with the food overseen personally by John, marvellous prize.

It's been a while since the whole town has got together for a party, let's have some fun and help Cecelia!!

For those of you not in town at the moment ,and want to help, you can donate through the charity and we will mark that money specifically for Cecelia's Hospital Fund. Go to and send money to my email address, please make a note on the message what it is for, it will go to the account of El Mundo para Puerto Morelos.

I am not sure at this moment which email address Cat is referring to, but if you contact her directly through the El Mundo Para Puerto Morelos website, she will give you the details to make the paypal donation.

UPDATE -- Catriona's Paypal Email is:

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