East Devon residents raise £3,500 for Newton Poppleford blaze couple

PUBLISHED: 11:34 27 April 2017

The remains of a cottage in Newton Poppleford after a thatch roof fire. Picture: GRAHAM MILLS

The remains of a cottage in Newton Poppleford after a thatch roof fire. Picture: GRAHAM MILLS

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A JustGiving page set up to help a couple who lost their home in a thatch-roof fire has raised £3,500.

The organiser of the page thanks all contribitors for their donations.w

A fundraising page set up to help a couple whose home was destroyed in a thatch fire blaze last month has raised £3,500.

Donors have given on average £100 a day to the appeal to help Pat and Roy McClymont, who lived in the thatched-roof property in Newton Poppleford.

Lorna Brice-Nye, from Ottery, who set up the page, thanked everyone for their generous donations which included an anonymous gesture of £1,730.

The 46-year-old, who knows the couple through Ottery Parish Church’s Explore group, said: “Someone matched the amount that we had raised. They do know them [Pat and Roy] and it’s amazing how they felt so strongly about it.

“To get around £100 a day is a really good positive thing. Every little helps.”

The fundraising page closes this evening (Thursday, April 27), and to donate visit:

Visit: https://www.justgiving.com/ crowdfunding/Harpfordcommon

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