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£5,920raised of £10,000 target by 47 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,920 to Mells Village Cottage Fire Appeal

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    Funded on Saturday, 22nd April 2017

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    Late in the evening of Monday March 13th a single mother and her son realised that their electric fuse box was sparking alarmingly. Within minutes a fire had started in the roof of the 400 year old thatched cottage that their family had owned for several generations. The fire brigade were called and, despite the support of fire engines from all over Somerset, the fire took hold and burned fiercely through the night.

    By morning the cottage, and almost all of its contents, had been destroyed.

    There is no insurance for the cottage or its contents as the cost of insuring a thatched building was too much for a teaching assistant. The family are now living in a mobile home while they try to deal with this terrible tragedy.

    Local people are spreading the word, and have asked where they can donate. Hence this Just Giving account.

    The money raised is being paid to a bank account run by the Mells Community Benefit Shop who will pass it on to the family as soon as it is received.

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    • Mells Village1 year ago
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      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      The Appeal has just closed with a splendid £5,920 in the account. That is supplemented by over £1000 in direct donations from local charities and businesses taking us well over £7000. This will give Cathy and her family the funds to begin the painstaking work of making good and preparing for the restoration and also equipping their mobile home with household items lost in the blaze. Thank you all for your generous support. If anyone has building materials or equipment that could be loaned or donated please email Rob at mellsvillage@gmail.com

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    Page last updated on: 4/20/2017 9:46 PM



    • Jeffrey Allen

      Jeffrey Allen

      Apr 20, 2017

      Best if luck to you guys, hope you're sionback at home all warm & cosy

    • Anonymous


      Apr 19, 2017


    • Anonymous


      Apr 18, 2017

      Your determination to rebuild is fantastic. Good Luck


    • Anonymous


      Apr 17, 2017


    • Jane Taylor

      Jane Taylor

      Apr 15, 2017

      So very very sorry that this happened to you. We would love to help you actually deal with this physically too if you need. Lift things move things ? Jane and Lee TAylor Duffield Upper Vobster x x xxx


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      Apr 15, 2017

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      Apr 11, 2017

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