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    Weʼve raised £408 to Help Dave McKay rebuild his allotment after an arson attack and restore it to its former glory

    Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 11th December 2016

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    Dave McKay and his allotment gardening partner Les lost the majority of the plot after a horrific arson attack. A massive greenhouse 20 ft cabin and caravan were all lost together with all their equipment. I'd like to help Dave get back on his feet helping to clear the site and rebuild a cabin and provide some equipment.

    Allotment communities are full of friendly, kind and thoughtful people. We take pride and joy creating something special and will not be beaten by acts of vandalism and pointless destruction.

    Dave helped me a huge amount when I first took on my plot and I want to help all I can now Dave is in need of support.



    • Martin Bailey

      Martin Bailey

      4 months ago

      Martin Bailey

      The top two photos show the scene a couple of weeks ago after the arson attack on Dave's allotment. Such a horrific sight and certainly not one I'll forget in a hurry. The bottom 2 photos show where we are on the project now. A huge amount of work has gone in to clearing the ashes and rubble. We can now start to plan and order materials but this will be a long and difficult journey. Dave is absolutely amazed that people can be so supportive. Thanks again - lets show those that did this that they might break our possessions but never our spirit!

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    • Martin Bailey

      Martin Bailey

      4 months ago

      Martin Bailey

      I am absolutely amazed by the fantastic response from people supporting Dave's allotment rebuild. After less than 2 days we have raised £363 😁 - Dave doesn't understand Social Media and tomorrow I'll let him know what is going on. I know this will blow him away. Every £1 raised is a step closer to getting things put back together. Thank you all so much for your support. You have proved to me beyond any doubt that there is so much more good in the world than bad. 👍😀🙏🏻

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    • Martin Bailey

      Martin Bailey

      4 months ago

      Martin Bailey

      Incredible start 👍 In less than a day £265.00 has been raised. I can't thank everyone enough for their generous contributions. I know it's difficult financially for all of us. Every penny we can raise will make such a difference. Thank you - The Allotment Community is amazing ❤️

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    • Sonya


      Nov 30, 2016

      you're doing a great job. so sorry that this happened in the first place.


    • Phillippa Crofts

      Phillippa Crofts

      Nov 15, 2016

      Good luck with the re build guys. From the Ashes the phoenix will rise again. Phillippa (@phillies_healthy_bbg_journey)


    • chris critchlow

      chris critchlow

      Nov 14, 2016

      i so hope dave gets his plot back to how he had it or even better we all thinking of you dave


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    Martin Bailey

    Martin Bailey

    Hartlepool, United Kingdom

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