Hundreds of pounds raised for family following Kettering house fire

A Kettering McQueen event in 2013
A Kettering McQueen event in 2013

More than £450 has been raised to help a family who lost many of their possessions in a fire at their home.

Family and friends have been rallying round to help following a blaze at the Kettering home of Michelle and James Barrow on Monday afternoon.

In a bid to try and help the family, a fundraiser is taking place at the Wayfarers Inn in London Road, Kettering, on Saturday and Sunday from 2pm until late both days.

A fundraising page has also been launched by the Copperfield Foundation, a group set up to help people in times of need in the Kettering area.

A total of £457 had been raised in the first 24 hours of the appeal, which is nearly a quarter of the way to reaching the target of £2,000.

The fundraising page states: “James and Michelle run Kettering Mcqueen.

“They have suffered a devastating fire that has ruined all downstairs and smoke damaged upstairs.

“We want to help James and Michelle in any way we can, they’ve done so much for the community of Kettering and now they need our help.”

Kettering McQueen raises money by taking its cars to events around the area so they can pay for items for the Skylark Ward at Kettering General Hospital.

Anyone who would like to help the Barrow family can donate by going to http://www.copperfieldsfoundation.org/mcqueen.html.

For more information about the fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1138741369485475/