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£1,425raised of £3,500 target by 68 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,425 to To restart and rebuild Sweet Treets Cardiff after all was lost in a fire.

    Funded on Tuesday, 9th October 2018

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    Story

    I'm so heartbroken for my sister Alisha that she has lost everything in a split second and could have been a fatality but I'm thankful she survived.

    On Sunday 10th June 2018 at 14.15 she was driving back from her very first event in her new Sweet Treets Cardiff van when the tragedy happened.

    She'd only bought the van four weeks earlier. It was purchased as a basic catering vehicle with a full MOT. She'd spent thousands of pounds and hours renovating the vehicle to make it perfect for her NEW Sweet Treets Cardiff business.

    BEFORE THE RENOVATION

    AFTER THE RENOVATION

    Whilst travelling along the A449 she felt her air conditioning stop, she looked down to see smoke and flames start bellowing into the van through the air vents. In a panic she managed to swerve onto the hard shoulder. Quick thinking she grabbed her phone and money belt (with all her takings from the weekend) and jumped from the van avoiding the flames that were now shooting out of the air vents and the bonnet. She ran around to the side of the van throwing her money belt onto the grass bank. She flew open the side door of the van trying to grab anything possible that could be saved but the only thing she managed to get out and onto the grass bank was a small slush machine, the heat and smoke from the burning vehicle was just too bad. She called the emergency services and had to watch her business and belongings going up in flames. I will never forget the panicked, hysterical call I received listening to her heart broken crying saying "its all gone, its on fire.... It's all gone". The flames were that fierce that they even caught the grass bank on fire which meant that she even lost her takings and the slush machine that she thought she'd managed to save.

    Below are some photos of what is left of her Sweet Treets Cardiff business. Not only has she lost her Vehicle, stock, takings and belongings etc but she has also lost over a £1000 worth of extra stock plus a generator that was on hire. She has also prepaid for her van to attend future events that she is now unable to do which means she will lose that money also.

    Alisha had worked so hard saving and investing every spare pound and minute trying to build a business for herself. I am so proud of her. In hindsight we both know how lucky she is to have made it out of this horrendous event alive as the emergency services explained that if she had driven it another quarter of a mile then she could have been badly burnt or event lost her life.

    The van itself was on a basic insurance policy as she was a new start up business and was investing everything to build Sweet Treets Cardiff.

    I know its a lot to ask but please can you share this Crowdfunding page and if possible kindly donate. Every pound will help.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this story and I hope we can pull together and get Sweet Treets Cardiff back up and running.

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    • Donna Trego2 months ago
      Donna Trego

      Donna Trego

      2 months ago

      We would like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you that very kindly donated. Sweet treets is back up and running and its all thanks to you! xxx

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    • Donna Trego5 months ago
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      Donna Trego

      5 months ago

      Just a little update..... We have lowered the target figure to £8000 as we have held some fund raising events to help raise some of the required money. Alisha's insurance have also paid out £3500 towards a new van. As much as this is great news and a start to her rebuilding Sweet Treets, this still won't cover the costs to custom fit out the van to enable her to do events. She is so overwhelmed and grateful for the amazing support. Thank you <3

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    • Donna Trego6 months ago
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      6 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 10/8/2018 2:58 PM

    Supporters

    68

    • Claire Preece

      Claire Preece

      Aug 24, 2018

      £10.00

    • Pete

      Pete

      Jul 30, 2018

      Hope you can get back up an running soon!

      £40.00

    • Martin Packer

      Martin Packer

      Jul 6, 2018

      Xx 😘

      £30.00

    • James Hopkins

      James Hopkins

      Jul 5, 2018

      Love Jimbob xxx

      £10.00

    • Lowri Roberts

      Lowri Roberts

      Jul 3, 2018

      So sorry to hear about this. I hope you get it aorted soon. Lowri x

      £10.00

    • Suzanne Webbley

      Suzanne Webbley

      Jun 23, 2018

      Hope you get up and running again very soon! A lovely lady that deserves the help! Good luck Alisha Love Sue (lou’s Daughter) xx

      £10.00

    • The Wests

      The Wests

      Jun 22, 2018

      Sending our love at this difficult time x

      £40.00

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