On December 31st 2018, there was a devastating fire at Shurgard store on Purley way in Croydon. Hundreds of people lost their possessions and it remains to be seen whether any will receive any compensation at all from Shurgard.https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-46728455
One of the people who lost all their possessions was Hyperdub artist Cooly G, who was between houses at the time and was about to move into a new place, so had placed all her things in storage.
Cooly is a mother of two young children and her family have lost everything they owned. They were in the middle of trying to find a new home after losing their previous house due to a flood. The stress has been so intense she hasn't slept properly since the 1st of January. Cooly was mis-sold insurance which will not come close to covering the value of the items lost and currently the company appears to be refusing any claims of compensation.
In the fire she lost, everything she owned and worked hard to buy including her 2 children’s clothes and collection of exclusive sneakers, studio equipment, her vinyl collection, her books, her children’s toys and games, personal possessions that held sentimental value, TVs, iPads, a video camera, 2 hard drives, 2 bedroom home contents and garden contents furniture - pretty much everything she owned. They are currently living out of a small bag of clothes.
Please consider contributing to this Go Fund Me to help Cooly and her family get back on their feet.