A fundraising page has been set up to support a family who’s home was destroyed by a fire earlier this week in a village in Herefordshire.

Six fire crews from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called to a house fire in Fownhope last night.

Two crews from Hereford, two from Ross and one each from Fownhope and Ewyas Harold were called at 03:18 to a house in the village where a fire in the roof space had spread to an adjoining property.

All residents were able to leave the properties safely.

“This incident was attended by many of crews and officers who have been at Kidderminster in last few days,” said Chief Fire Officer Jon Pryce. “Superb efforts and commitment, thank you.”

Serena Preece has set up the fundraising page after hearing the news about the devastating fire. A post on the GoFundMe page says:

“Hello I have set up this page to help raise funds for a local family who lost everything in a house fire last night.

“This is completely devastating for the family. Niki lives with her daughter and her son who has autism. Her young lads birthday is Friday and the fire took everything. Her lad who has autism has had to leave his home with nothing and his whole world has been turned upside down and all he has cried for is his advent calendar.

“He wants to have his countdown to Christmas. This literally breaks my heart. We are asking for donations to be able to give the children some sort of Christmas and a bit of a start to buy items for themselves.”

You can donate by visiting – https://www.gofundme.com/f/devastating-loss-for-family?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR3uXAsniPROwwCXB2HTtAsnSWU6z3HEl6uMAqqdt4I0wS0XZZc4UOKdIiA