Crowdfunding campaign to support Stanley house fire survivors

A fundraising campaign set up to support the Wakefield family who lost a father and his daughter in a house fire has been backed by hundreds of people.

Thursday, 20th October 2016, 3:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 3:10 pm
Scene of police cordon following the death of two people in a house fire in Stanley.

More than £5,200 had been donated in fewer than 24 hours to help relatives of Stanley residents Andrew and Kiera Broadhead.

The community has pulled together to raise enough money to replace clothing and personal possessions lost during the devastating Ash Crescent blaze, which police now say was started deliberately.

Launching the Crowdfunding campaign on the JustGiving website, Kelly Bucknell wrote: “After our little village of Stanley was rocked by the devastating news of the tragic deaths of a father and daughter, I have set up this fundraising page to help the family in any way we can to make their lives a little easier.

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“Let’s all pull together as a community and show the family that we are behind them and they have our full support during this tragic and difficult time.

“Anything will help little or large, we can help towards any expenses, new clothing and footwear, costs of items lost, basically anything that will help to rebuild their lives.

“What you have all been through is one of life’s cruellest and hardest experiences and I’m sure I speak for the whole of the Stanley community when I say, you have our support all the way. Let’s help the family get through this guys.

“Many thanks and our deepest condolences go out to the entire Broadhead/Spaven family.”