UK news Fundraiser set up to help beloved school rebuild after devastating fire last minute news

MetiNews.Com - More than £8,000 has been raised to help the school so far

UK news Fundraiser set up to help beloved school rebuild after devastating fire last minute news

MetiNews.Com - More than £8,000 has been raised to help the school so far

UK news Fundraiser set up to help beloved school rebuild after devastating fire last minute news
02 August 2020 - 07:56

Breaking News ! The Duxford community has rallied together to help rebuild after a devastating fire tore through the primary school on Friday night (July 31). More than £8,000 has been raised by members of the public to help the school recover from the fire, through a crowdfunding page. Witnesses to the start of the fire said they first saw a wisp of smoke above the Duxford CofE Community Primary school on St John's Street in the evening but before long, huge plumes of smoke and fierce flames engulfed the school. Around 50 firefighters from Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire battled for nine hours before the fire was completely out, arriving at around 8.30pm with the last crew not leaving till 5.30am the next day. The preschool area was the most damaged part of the building (Image: Saffron Walden Fire Service) The majority of the damage has affected the school's roof, particularly over the preschool area. It is thought a few classrooms were also destroyed in the blaze. While an official damage report has not been released yet, the entire building has likely been damaged by smoke and falling debris. Teachers watched with tears in their eyes as the roof collapsed into the building.

. Clerk of the school's governing body Helen Andrews has set up a fundraiser which has already raised a staggering £8,000 well over its original £5,000 goal. The fundraiser has been set up on Just Giving on behalf of the school's governing board to use the money to help rebuild the school and resources such as books destroyed in the blaze. Helen said: "On behalf of the Governing Board of Duxford Community Primary School, I would like to take this opportunity to ask for donations, no matter how small, towards our fundraising efforts to rebuild our wonderful school. Read More Related Articles Duxford fire - Important police update after primary school blaze Read More Related Articles Duxford Primary School fire - everything we know so far "Having grown up in Duxford, and being a former pupil myself, Duxford Community Primary School will forever hold a fondness in my heart. Let us not let the fire that ravaged our memories, both new and old, defeat us. "Please donate as much as you can to help us make Duxford Community Primary School, it’s Preschool and DX Club return even stronger. We shall use the funds to replace resources lost in the fire. "Thank you for your support." You can find out more about the fundraiser and donate here.

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UK news Fundraiser set up to help beloved school rebuild after devastating fire last minute news


UK news Fundraiser set up to help beloved school rebuild after devastating fire last minute news


UK news Fundraiser set up to help beloved school rebuild after devastating fire last minute news


UK news Fundraiser set up to help beloved school rebuild after devastating fire last minute news

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