In the early hours of Friday morning 12th September 2020 a fire broke out in the bedroom of the Kennedy’s house in Malvern Road, Parr. The fire was caused by the the TV plug. Luckily Mathew woke up, tried to put the fire out but after a couple of attempts he soon realised he had to get him, his Mum (Shirley) and disabled brother (Nick) out of the house.
Parr Fire Brigade got there very quickly, but unfortunately the fire had already took hold and was quickly spreading throughout the house. The Fire crew quickly put out the fire and stopped it from spreading to the neighbours house.
The Kennedy’s now have nowhere to liveand are having to pay for rent accommodation until their home is safe, and liveable. As this is their own house they are struggling and having to do the clear up and restore fire damage themselves due to not having up to date house insurance cover. Please do not judge this family has been through enough and are lucky to come out of this alive.
The upstairs bedroom where the fire originated is completely destroyed, along with the bathroom ceiling and landing. The bedroom window was blown during the fire and the guttering and soffits at the rear of the house is all damaged. There is a vast amount of smoke damage to the rest of the house. The dining room ceiling downstairs is also destroyed due to flood damage from the fire. The upstairs of the property needs complete electrical re-wiring. Please see the photos of the damage.
We are asking for any donations to help pay for essential rebuilding work of the property, to restore their home.
Also of any local businesses are willing todonate their time and/ or any supplies needed this is very much appreciated for a family in need in such drastic circumstances.
- Barbara Bannon
- Keith. Allen
- Ann Capewell
Organizer and beneficiary
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