Community helps family rebuild life

JULIE Denny is rebuilding her life today thanks to the kind support of an Ipswich community.Her and her two children were rescued from their burning home in Rectory Road last month and have been attempting to restore some normality to their lives ever since.

JULIE Denny is rebuilding her life today thanks to the kind support of an Ipswich community.

Her and her two children were rescued from their burning home in Rectory Road last month and have been attempting to restore some normality to their lives ever since.

People across the county have given words of comfort to the 31-year-old and others have organised collections to help replace some of the things lost in the blaze.

The latest effort took place at Maidenhall Neighbourhood Nursery where parents organised a coffee morning to raise cash.

Ms Denny said: "It is lovely and so sweet. I don't know what I will use the money for but I will probably buy some toys to replace some of my children's favourites - they lost everything.

"My daughter Maisie has been coming to the nursery since September and there seems to be a strong sense of community here.

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"A number of people have stopped me to ask me how we are. There have been some whip rounds but this is the first fundraiser."

Ms Denny's children Maisie, three and Isabel, one, have been badly affected by the fire and Maisie is still suffering nightmares.

Louise Ansell, one of the organisers of the coffee morning, said: "We talked about the fire and thought it would be nice to help in some way and all these ideas kept coming out."

The nursery donated a room for the coffee morning and businesses in Ipswich gave prizes towards the raffle. The parents raised £300 from their event and youngsters at the nursery raised £50 at a pyjama party.

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