Community rallies round family after fire

Rathcoole Spar. Pic by Google.
Rathcoole Spar. Pic by Google.

A fundraising initiative is set to take place in Rathcoole tomorrow in aid of a family whose home was damaged during a recent blaze.

Staff at the Spar branch in the Diamond area of the estate will be holding a fundraising event to support a local family who had to vacate their home following the fire on September 29.

The Times understands that the property received extensive smoke damage during the incident.

A number of activities will be taking place at the store on Tuesday, October 31 between noon and 4pm.

A bun sale will be held in the shop, while a male member of staff is set to have his legs waxed in aid of the stricken family.

Supporters of the charitable event will also have the chance to win a Halloween hamper through a ballot which is being held in store.

Raffle tickets for the ballot are priced at £1 per strip and are available at the Spar.

Urging the community to support the event, the Rathcoole Spar team said: “We want people to come and support this local family. At times like this the community needs to come together.”