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Helping Andy start from scratch

£2,192 of £500 goal

Raised by 80 people in 6 months
https://theisleofthanetnews.com/five-boats-damaged-as-yacht-blaze-spreads-at-ramsgate-harbour/ In the early hours of July 27th my dad had a fire aboard his boat. He was helped to safety by some hero off duty paramedics but due to delays in getting the fire put out it has unfortunately sunk; taking with it all his personal effects. This included a substantial amount of personal memorabilia from his martial arts career around the world as well as all practical things such as identification, passport, bank cards, phone, photos, laptop. Literally everything has gone and he will have to start from scratch. Those of you who know Andy know that he has the personal resilience to do this, but the costs attached are incredible. He is in a waiting game with insurance as it is a fire within a harbour there are numerous parties who want to look at the boat as evidence so he's been told to expect this to be a lengthy process. Of course what you don't foresee is as much as this has been catastrophic for my dad, the outpouring of support has been wonderful and lots of people have suggested GoFundMe. So here we are, if anyone would like to chip in and get a little pot together so that my dad can make a start of rebuilding his life, this would really be lovely. Thanks for reading
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Hello. Just a quick update for all of you who so generously donated to raise the incredible total of over £2100. Since the fire on 27th July my Dad was staying in a flat in a less than desirable area of Margate. This was kindly lent by a fellow boat owner, but the area only contributed to Dad's mood following the fire. There was absolutely no help from the council, so he's been completely on his own.
I wanted to let you know that he will be spending his first night aboard his new boat tomorrow, nearly three months to the day after the fire. She is a narrow boat style called Sunflower, who was found up in Lowestoft where she had been recently refurbished. A lot of hurdles were in the way, as, not surprisingly, insurers were not keen to insure again in the same area. However with the help of a friend, insurance has been sourced, survey done, etc and she is now in the water.
Without the support of all of you, the last few months would have been pretty desperate. Nobody budgets to have to start again, and so your kind contributions made such a difference, not only financially but the love with which the money was given was completely overwhelming.
I will never forget your wonderful generosity, it went to great use and meant the absolute world to my Dad. It proved to him that people do care about him.
Many people have said they are so sorry for him, as he's "lost everything"
On reflection he has lost everything material but what he does have is spades is the stuff you cannot buy.
Thank you for being the silver lining of the darkest cloud my friends x
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