House fire victim donates to fundraiser after elderly couple’s motorhome destroyed in blaze

The victim of two suspected arson assaults which destroyed his dwelling has donated cash to an elderly couple who had been equally focused.

Geoffrey and Carol Bowden’s motorhome on their driveway was set alight earlier than the fire unfold to their dwelling on Saturday.

Emergency companies rushed to Lambton Drive, Hetton-le-Hole, to extinguish the blaze and the injury is estimated to value round £40,000 to restore.

Although the home stays liveable, the motorhome was incinerated together with a fence outdoors the property.

The retired couple had packed their private belongings and garments contained in the motorhome as they used it for journeys across the UK and Europe.

Sean Ivey outdoors his fire broken home on Taylor Grove in Wingate, County Durham

An online fundraiser with the goal of £1,000 was arrange by granddaughter Dionne Talbot to increase cash for the couple, each 77.

And now Sean Ivey, who was the victim of two suspected arson assaults on his dwelling in Wingate final month, has donated to the fundraiser.

Mr Ivey visited the Bowdens and donated £500 to assist exceed their £1,000 goal simply three days after the marketing campaign was launched.

“I used to be completely heartbroken for them,” Sean stated. “I wished to go over and share my heartfelt sympathy.

“With every thing I’ve gone by means of just lately I wished to present my help. I’m hoping that by donating and sharing the fundraiser myself it would assist it get related publicity to my marketing campaign.

“My coronary heart goes out to them as a result of the motorhome was what they cherished and they’re in their retirement years. I simply cannot imagine it.”

Sean stated he’ll quickly meet with the district supervisor of Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service to talk about the latest spate of suspected arson assaults in the county.

The fire service are additionally probing a blaze in the Brandling Court space of Shotton Colliery on Wednesday evening with the fire service believing it was began intentionally.

Sean added: “It’s an escalating drawback in the East Durham space and one thing wants to be put in place. As it stands it feels fairly lawless in sure areas on the minute.”

A fundraising enchantment for Sean raised greater than £250,000 after his dwelling and automobile had been fully destroyed by flames.

Four folks had been arrested as a part of the investigation.

Northumbria Police stated an investigation is ongoing to decide the reason for the motorhome fire, which is at the moment being handled as suspected arson.

A spokesperson added: “Anybody with info is requested to contact police by way of the ‘Tell Us Something’ web page of our web site or by calling 101 quoting log 1377 170421.”



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