Skip to main content Logo search icon

Neighbours rally around those affected by the Stokenham Fire

SA Updated
Neighbours rally around those affected by the Stokeham Fire

Neighbours and local people have donated a whole new wardrobe to one of the victims of this week’s Stokenham Fire. 

Chillington Post Office and Shop took to social media today to say they were collecting “good quality clothing for one lady that we have been in contact with so far that has lost everything in the fire”. 

Within six hours they were back posting to say: “Thank you so much to those who donated clothes and shoes so quickly - we have plenty for now and will drop these off this evening.”

South Hams residents have been itching to do something to help those affected in the tragic fire since they learned that the fourteenth century Tradesman’s Arms pub and three other thatched cottages had been destroyed on Sunday night and Monday morning. 

The speed of the donations to Chillington shop has been matched by the speed at which a JustGiving page set up to support those affected smashed its original target of £1,000. It is now well on its way to smashing its £5,000 target too. 

Other fundraising events are being organised by Marvel Fitness, you can find out more by clicking HERE. For the full story on the fire, you can click HERE.

User comments

There are no user comments for this listing.

You might also be interested in

Totnes students complete Ten Tors Challenge
Category: General News
Students from King Edward VI Community College in Totnes, part of Education South West, completed the Ten Tors challenge this weekend. ...
Police are asking children to choose the official name of the new police tractor
Category: General News
The Rural Affairs team at Devon and Cornwall Police are asking children to choose the official name of the newest addition to the rural...
South West Water issues 'boil water notice' after Cryptosporidium has been found in the South Hams
Category: General News
Cryptosporidium has been found in water Kingswear and Galmpton, as well as the wider Brixham area. 
Yealmpton's Devon Air Ambulance Community Landing Site is now operational
Category: General News
Devon Air Ambulance's Community Landing Sites Team are starting Spring 2024 with a flourish and growing their network of night landing sites with a...
Work at Salcombe Hangar Marsh is completed, with the site reopening this month
Category: General News
Work to enhance Salcombe’s Hangar Marsh nature reserve has been completed, with part of the site reopening to the public this month. ...
SHDC says it is "improving the energy efficiency of homes across the South Hams"
Category: General News
South Hams District Council says it is "helping residents to improve the energy efficiency their homes", one its "top priorities".