After a freak bolt of lightning struck my ex-husband and his mum’s house on Friday 30th July, none of us could have ever predicted what would happen next.
The two-bed terraced house in Haxby was torched to the ground by a ferocious and merciless fire that took hold within minutes, causing the roof to collapse and every single room to begutted.
Thankfully, my ex-husband was out at the time, and his mum managed to escape. What was quite remarkably fortunate was the fact that our two-year-old son had come to my apartment just hours before, and therefore wasn’t left tucked up in bed.
However, this family has lost everything. All they now have are the clothes on their backs. An inquiry needs to be made to discover whether or not their insurance covers force majeure, and therefore they need help financially.
Not only do they need clothes, furniture, and a permanent roof over their heads, but our son’slost all his clothes and toys of theirs too.
Please donate to help this family in what was already a very difficult time for two self-employed individuals trying to earn a living during COVID-19. Anything you can offer will help so much.
- Janette Wood
- Joanne Morley
- Helen Williamson