Dacombes of Wimborne donates cooker to local family after house fire

Matt RenautIndependent retailer, Dacombes of Wimborne, has donated a Beko cooker to a local family after a fire destroyed their home.

The blaze broke out a National Trust-owned thatched cottage near Wimborne in Dorset last month. More than 60 firefighters were at the scene; they said the roof and first floor of the house had been completely destroyed and the ground floor suffered significant damage.

The local community came together to support the owners of the cottage, Amy and Tom, as they had to find somewhere else to live, as Dacombes of Wimborne Managing Director, Matt Renaut (pictured), told ERT:

“We had a desperate call from the family for a new cooker – as their temporary accommodation didn’t have one. We were there that same day with a brand new cooker donation for them.

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“We were really happy to help out Amy and Tom with this cooker after their devastating house fire in Pamphill. I cannot imagine what they have been through but hopefully our donation, along with the rest of the Wimborne support, will help make family life a little easier for the time being.”

The local community has collected over £2,500 (and counting) to help the family.

Mr Renaut continued: “It’s been a really good example of a community coming together to offer a Wimborne family the support they need.”