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Alder Street fire tragedy: Thousands raised as community rallies round to help family of Jake and Logan

Outpouring of support from the Huddersfield community

Offers of help for the family left devastated by the tragic loss of their two little boys in a fire on Saturday have been flooding in.

More than £2,500 has been raised to help the family of Logan Taylor and Jake Casey in the three days since Saturday's blaze at the family home in Alder Street, Fartown.

The Examiner's Facebook page has been inundated with offers of help, from storage for donated furniture, to a collection at Fartown post office, a raffle and quiz at the Junction Pub in Marsh, collections at people's workplaces, and offers of furniture, clothes and household items.

Hundreds of tributes have been posted on the page, including from the boys' mother, Emma Taylor, who said: "They were a lot more than precious, they were my whole world."

Stephen J Williamson said: "Have nothing to give but I do have a heart so if there is anything I can do don't hesitate to ask. RIP. Heaven has gained 2 more special angels xx."

Debbie Hey said: "I've made a collection box to be held at Fartown Post Office. RIP lil lads xx."

Emm Scott said: "A massive thank you to everyone who donated at the quiz at the junction pub in Marsh on Sunday night. £40.21 was raised , there will be a raffle at 7pm on Sunday at the open mic night with lots of great prizes donated by local businesses and customers X."

Janine Rimicans said: "I've donated to the just giving page also got boys clothes age six if that helps and shoes x."

And Athena Alexis Annandale said: "I have some boys Disney Planes curtain, light shade an matching duvet set and lamp."

If you would like to help, there are three fundraising pages set up to help the family rebuild their lives.

Click on the links to visit the fundraising pages by Sophie Lockwood , Samantha Donoghue and Kelly Han to donate.



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