East Devon residents raise £3,500 for Newton Poppleford blaze couple
PUBLISHED: 11:34 27 April 2017
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