House Fire - Helping Julie, Faye and Bunter

Our very precious friend Julie has lost her house in Portrush this morning to a house fire, she was out walking dogs that she was minding and came back to her whole house and all her & her children’s belongings gone.  The photo attached is their living room.

Everyone is safe, the eldest daughter was sleeping and was saved by a quick thinking neighbour who got a ladder and smashed a window to help her out.

Julie, Bunter and Faye need our help, if you know them, they are not materialistic people, and they have never wanted to be a burden to anyone.

Julie runs a dog walking and dog minding business from her house which Faye helps her with. It’s a v small  business but has been their steady income for a few years before covid.

If you know Julie you’ll know that when she kept your dog she kept them in her house not in a kennel as she thought it better for them.

So this is a double whammy, she has lost her home and her business in a morning.
Faye also tragically lost her dog and best friend Sparkie in the fire.

They are currently staying with friends but they need everything, they don’t have a thing, only the clothes on their back.

We are heartbroken, absolutely devastated, some people have already had too much to bear and then this happens. They need emotional support right now and the whole community have been so good at this...thank you.

They also need money, they need clothes they need furniture and they need somewhere to stay long term and they need to replace lost stuff - every single thing.

 It will be hard to know where to start but if we can have funds there for when they need it, that will make all the difference.

Thank you

Paula, Stephanie and Sophie x
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Sophie Irwin 
Castlerock, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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