Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Mary Harrison raised £31,870.44 from 906 supporters


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 18/12/2021

raised of £10,000 target by 906 supporters

    Weʼve raised £31,870 to Support all the victims of the Dunoon fire 20 August 2021

    Dunoon, Argyll
    Funded on Saturday, 18th December 2021

    Don't have time to donate right now?


    Early morning 20th August 2021, small independent businesses, shop owners and residents became victims to a terrible act of wilful fire raising. The culprits have appeared in court and been committed.

    The fire was aggressive as it burnt properties to the ground and caused damage to surrounding shops and properties as emergency services fought the flames over a number of hours. The community is forever grateful to the emergency services for stopping the spread further, if you have watched the videos, we all genuinely feared our town would be taken.

    These retailers have had a hard 18 months, trying to keep their livelihoods going through Covid, this devastating morning destroyed all their hard work, sweat and tears to survive. They did nothing but serve this community well, and did not deserve this...

    Our community, want to support them to get back on the high street, and we will all be there for them when they do. This community fund page was set up at 11am on Friday 20th August 2021, and continues to receive donations from people and businesses who want to help them and their families get back.

    This community crowdfund of donations which continue to grow will do everything it can to help and support businesses and families affected by this devastating fire. They are respected and much loved and did nothing to deserve this devastation to their lives.

    Thank you to all of you who continue to share our story, we have captured the hearts of true kindness and shown everyone 'We are Dunoon'!, your kindness will prevail over acts of terror and destruction to our town. #Proud #Loving #Kind #We are Dunoon



    • Mary Harrison3 years ago
      Mary Harrison

      Mary Harrison

      3 years ago

      From 9th September 2021, the Dunoon Fire Recovery Group Committee, became responsible for the process of allocation of funds from these donations. A statement of their work so far, will is available from 1st October 2021. It is anticipated that funds will be distributed to businesses who have submitted a recovery plan intention to trade again on and around Argyll Street, until such a time in the future a rebuild is realised. Email, to request copies of the committees terms of reference, meeting minutes and this statement.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Mary Harrison3 years ago
      Mary Harrison

      Mary Harrison

      3 years ago

      DFCRG has held its first meeting to start the distribution of emergency funds and tackle other issues raised by those impacted by the fire. 6th September, £32,071 in the fund from 900 donors. Emergency funds to those affected of £3,210 has been paid out. Cash donations continue to be made at the Dunoon's Queen's Hall. Businesses destroyed by the blaze are making recovery plans. One has started to trade in another premise, another has registered their interest in another premise. The next meeting update 11th October 2021.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Mary Harrison3 years ago
      Mary Harrison

      Mary Harrison

      3 years ago

      On the Twelfth day, we reach 310% of target..£31,010 Eight hundred and Ninety BIG thank you's! Community activities who have contributed very large donations to the crowdfunding funds after the weekend have come in from: Cowal Fringe Festival; bands and all the public who attended £1,010 SGE Argyll and Esplande Hotels £700 Bogleha Bowling Club £250 Blairmore Village Trust £150 That's the community coming together to get these businesses back on their feet. Amazing!

      Share this update to help us raise more

    3 years ago

    Mary Harrison started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 10/22/2021 22.16



    • Nicky King

      Nicky King

      Oct 22, 2021


    • David Dial, HMC/DV,

      David Dial, HMC/DV,

      Oct 15, 2021

      Met my future wife in Dunoon (1987) and we have such great memories of that beautiful little town. May all former sailors (old and older), regardless of command, contribute to the cause.


    • Brenda McFarlane

      Brenda McFarlane

      Oct 3, 2021

      Considering the damage, this is a very small contribution- but if we all give just a little . . .


    • John Linardi

      John Linardi

      Oct 1, 2021


    • DCC


      Sep 23, 2021


    • Laura Clark

      Laura Clark

      Sep 11, 2021

      My condolences to the business owners who were affected by the fire


    • Nick


      Sep 6, 2021


    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Mary Harrison

    Mary Harrison

    Dunoon, Argyll

    A Dunoon resident, works as a HR and Training Manager for Argyll Community Housing Association.

    Report this Page