Shopworkers’ funding for house fire victim

A serious fire to their neighbouring house on Daphne Way. Picture: James Bass

A serious fire to their neighbouring house on Daphne Way. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

A community have rallied behind a 12-year-old boy, who lost everything in a house fire.

Bobbie-Lee Carter's grandmother Donna Grant accepts donations made by Hughes and store worker Mal Fa

Bobbie-Lee Carter's grandmother Donna Grant accepts donations made by Hughes and store worker Mal Farris - Credit: Archant

Bobbie-Lee Carter, 12, lived at the house on Daphne Way, which was engulfed in flames on January 20 and forced the youngster to move out.

Residents from Daphne Way, and nearby Jasmine Green, together raised £130 which went towards new clothes for the youngsters.

Now the Hughes Store in Cobholm, have donated a range of electrical and football related items for Bobbie-Lee.

The store donated a 32 inch television, a portable bluetooth speaker and case and a mobile phone.

Meanwhile staff worker Mal Harris, also brought Chelsea fan Bobbie Lee, a scarf, hat and football.

He was also given an Easter egg and a box of chocolates.

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Bobbie's grandmother Donna Grant said: 'I am blown away by the generosity of people to come together for Bobby in what has been a difficult time.

'Especially to Debbie Gowing, who has helped organise this and Mal Ferris who has gone above and beyond for Bobbie.

'I am sure he will thoroughly enjoy his gifts.'

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