THERE has been a fantastic response to the Ilfracombe Rotary Club appeal for the Hillsborough terrace fire victims, with £1,100 raised already plus offers of furniture and accommodation flooding in. Of the seven households left homeless and with nothing b
THERE has been a fantastic response to the Ilfracombe Rotary Club appeal for the Hillsborough terrace fire victims, with £1,100 raised already plus offers of furniture and accommodation flooding in.Of the seven households left homeless and with nothing but the clothes they stood up in, two couples have already been found somewhere to live, said Rotary president Paul Yabsley."We have had a lot of response from people who said they saw it in the Gazette, including many offers from Braunton and Barnstaple," he sad."I have hopes that over the weekend we will have managed to find accommodation for another three households, although I am waiting confirmation on that."Plus huge amount of furniture and household items have been promised, by people in the town and across North Devon. It's going to go a long way towards helping these people rebuild their lives."Mr Yabsley praised Ray Hooper and the TLC charity for the great deal of help they had provided:"We moved a lady in on Saturday and TLC delivered all the furniture - much of which was donated by the charity - moved her in and did not charge us a penny," he said.Financial donations can be left with Thomas Westcott, formerly Davison Bedworth Accountants in Ilfracombe at 96, High Street. Cheques payable to Ilfracombe Rotary Club.Offers of accommodation or furniture would be appreciated, but just as important now are smaller essential items. Anyone who may still be able to help can telephone Paul Yabsley on (01271) 867484.