Fundraiser for Kettering family split up by devastating house fire

Del and Emma Taylor's house on fire

Del and Emma Taylor's house on fire

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A Kettering woman has organised a fundraiser for a family whose home was devastated by a fire.

Del and Emma Taylor were forced to relocate earlier this month, after a fire in their neighbour’s house spread to the second floor of their Field Street home.

It could be up to eight months before the home will be ready for the Taylors to move back.

It could be up to eight months before the home will be ready for the Taylors to move back.

The Taylors and their six children are now living apart and faced with an eight-month wait before their house will be ready for them to move back in to, family friend Sophie Essam has stepped in.

She has organised a fun day at The Beeswing in Rockingham Road on September 6, where there will be a bucking bronco, raffle, face painting and cake stalls.

And she hopes to raise ‘as much money as possible’ for the family to rebuild their life.

She said: “What’s happened to them is heartbreaking to watch and they aren’t going to be able to live together for some time.

“The upstairs of their house is completely destroyed from smoke and water damage and I just want to do whatever I can.

“Money raised will help them to buy new clothes and mattresses, and hopefully help them get their life back together.”

To donate, visit https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/sophie-essam.

A fundraiser has also been organised to raise funds for the family whose house the fire started in.

Chloe McAllister has organised the event for her sister, who left the house with just the clothes her and her children were wearing and is unable to move back for 12 months.

The fundraiser will take place at The Wayfarers Inn in London Road at 2pm on Saturday August 29, with music, face painting, a bouncy castle, raffle, barbecue and stalls among the activities on offer.