Latest news from The Yard at Waterworks Road, Hastings: As I’m sure many of you will have seen, there was a huge fire in The Yard on Thursday. It burnt Leig…
Latest update from The Yard at Waterworks Road, Hastings
As I’m sure many of you will have seen, there was a huge fire in The Yard on Thursday. It burnt Leighton’s business to the ground. An extractor fan caught fire, within minutes his entire workshop was ablaze, the billowing smoke could be seen from miles away, the fire took so quickly that in the short time it took for the Fire Brigade to come, it was already too late. It took more than ten hours to put the fire out, the building required monitoring through the night, as the fire was so bad the fire brigade were worried it would reignite.
Leighton’s entire livelihood was in that building. At least £200,000 worth of machinery and tools, irreplaceable reclaimed timbre, finished stock, fixtures and fittings were inside. Nothing is salvageable. The few things not burnt to nothing are damaged beyond repair by the water used to put out the fire. Leighton is left with nothing.
Leighton has been a part of The Yard for the last 6 years. He’s grown his business exponentially, starting in one of the smallest units to having our largest space as his workshop and recently having to move out of his showroom because it was too small! We’ve been so proud of his success, there aren’t many people more motivated or hard working than Leighton.
Leighton needs our help to rise from the ashes. He’s starting from nothing. Literally Nothing. He doesn’t even have a premises he can work from. Please give what you can. The donations will be used by Leighton to start his business again, and to support his family in the interim. It doesn’t have to be money, Leighton would be grateful if anyone has any space he can work from, even on a short term basis, he would be grateful for any tools, help building a website that he can sell from (to help him get going again whilst he doesn’t have a shop front). Most importantly, please share this page with as many people as you can.
Please donate here – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/helpleightonrisefromtheashes?utm_term=KdDWYKwBe