‘Amazing generosity’ as fund-raising for fire family begins

Honiton is ‘pretty wonderful’, say mums who are to stage bingo.

The community is coming together in Honiton to support a family who lost everything in a house fire.

Gary and Sheila King and their three children were treated for the effects of smoke inhalation following the blaze at their semi-detached home in Monkton just over a week ago.

Now a group of mums have organised a fund-raising bingo - to help the family in the run-up to Christmas.

Jo Phare and Naomi Symons are amazed with the support they have received from local businesses. All the prizes for the December 19 event have been donated by traders in Honiton.


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“I was just some random woman who walked in off the street asking for prizes,” said Jo. “Their generosity was amazing - it really, really was. This town is pretty wonderful.”

The bingo will take place at Turks Head Lodge. Doors open at 6.30pm, with ‘eyes down’ at 8pm.

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