Just prior to Christmas, their family home burnt to the ground, and a technicality with their insurance policy has meant that they had no cover and hence no money to cover the demolition and rebuild.
The Claxton’s had no other option than to move in with relatives over the Christmas Period whilst trying get together their lives back in order and make plans as to how they could finance a new home.
All the while still paying a mortgage on a property completely destroyed.
Michael and Marelka have been doing it very tough but not once did either of them complain, they were just so happy that no one was hurt and that they still had their beautiful family.
Just this Thursday , I received a call saying that Michael Claxton had died suddenly at the age of 37 from a heart attack whilst interstate on a business trip.
His wife and three small children all under the age of 10 now don’t have a home or their husband and father.
Michael was a small business owner of Apex Scaffolding in Adelaide, and his family relied purely on his business to support the household.
This has rocked many people, Family, staff and all associated with Michael and his family.
Michael and the Claxton family, are the most generous and giving people that ever lived on this planet. When you were in trouble Mick was there. If you weren't in trouble, Mick would check in to make sure you going ok.
Michael helped so many people out in times of despair and need. So it's time to pay it forward.
We have set a goal of $100,000 to purchase the materials in order to rebuild their home. The labour is going to be donated through friends through from building industry, we just need the dollars for the materials.
The aim is to put a roof over this family’s head in this time of grief and despair and get them back on their feet. They will never replace their Husband & Father, but a place to call home would be an amazing start.
All donations will go to the Claxton family, and contribute towards rebuilding their family home.
Any donation, no matter the size will be appreciated, and we hope to get the Claxton Family back on their feet
- Paul Stephens
- Susan Wood
Organizer and beneficiary
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