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    Weʼve raised £1,190 to help my parents rebuild Phake and Foney, a company they have worked their lives to build that sadly burned to the ground.

    Ockham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 12th August 2017

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    PHAKE AND FONEY - Fire completely destroys small family business.

    On Wednesday morning (12th July 2017) my parents received a call explaining the workshop and warehouse where they've based their small theatrical supplies business, was in flames.

    By the time the fire had been put out, it was apparent that everything had been lost - the vast collection of antiques, historic collectibles and valuable tools our dad has bought, inherited and made over the last 50 years were all burned and destroyed.

    This devastating fire has wiped out over 5 decades of collecting and proudly owning some unique and spectacular items from Grandfather Clocks to Bakelite Phones to War memorabilia - everything has been lost.

    This is a small, family business that has supplied items to schools and amateur theatre groups in Surrey and across the UK.

    My sister and I will do whatever it takes to try and make this awful situation better, and would be so grateful for any help in doing so, any donation would be so gratefully received so I can help my parents start to rebuild the business they have so tragically lost.



    • Annabelle Hutchings3 years ago
      Annabelle Hutchings

      Annabelle Hutchings

      3 years ago

      We would like to say that we are overwhelmed by the support that so many have shown. There are many worthy causes out there and that you have taken the trouble to donate is especially humbling. We have lost a lot but still consider ourselves fortunate that we have had the privilege of working with and knowing so many amazing people who have allowed us to indulge our passion for hoarding and making. A heartfelt THANK YOU from Chris & Angie.

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    • Annabelle Hutchings3 years ago
      Annabelle Hutchings

      Annabelle Hutchings

      3 years ago

      Thank you so much for your very kind donation Elaine Burns of the Nomad Theatre. We are hoping to restock some of the tools essential to Phake and Foney's work. Any contributions towards tools old or new would be very gratefully received. A list is being put together of some of the essential tools required so that Phake and Foney can pick itself back up and continue to be creative. If you or anyone you know has anything you no longer need and are happy to donate, it would be very much apricoated. Thank you again for your generosity!

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    • Annabelle Hutchings3 years ago
      Annabelle Hutchings

      Annabelle Hutchings

      3 years ago

      We cannot describe how grateful we are for generosity of those around us. Thank you so much to all of those who have been so thoughtful at this time xxx

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    Page last updated on: 8/12/2017 12.31



    • Arran


      Aug 12, 2017


    • caitriona page

      caitriona page

      Aug 8, 2017

      Love to you all xx


    • Send Amateur Dramatic Society

      Send Amateur Dramatic Society

      Aug 2, 2017

      Hi Annabelle,SADS would like to donate this. P & F have been good to us in the past and I hope everything turns out OK.Roger Thomas


    • Graham Lake

      Graham Lake

      Jul 24, 2017

      So very sorry to hear about the fire and all that has been lost - relieved that no-one was hurt. Very good wishes to all of you - Graham and Elizabeth (Libby) Lake


    • Simon Banks

      Simon Banks

      Jul 21, 2017


    • A Nomad

      A Nomad

      Jul 21, 2017

      Thanks for everything in the past and best wishes for the future.

    • Cynthia Platt

      Cynthia Platt

      Jul 20, 2017

      Words fail me. Sending you lots of positive thoughts and love.


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    Annabelle Hutchings

    Annabelle Hutchings

    Ockham, United Kingdom

    Please help us to rebuild our hard working parents business that has been destroyed by a devistating fire.

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