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Funds raised for boy who lost everything in Daphne Way fire

PUBLISHED: 09:45 01 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:52 01 February 2016

The fire damaged house on Daphne Way, Gorleston all boarded up. 

Picture: James Bass

The fire damaged house on Daphne Way, Gorleston all boarded up. Picture: James Bass

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A community is rallying together for a young boy who has "lost everything" in a fire.

Bobbie-Lee Carter, 11, lived at the house on Daphne Way, which last week was engulfed in flames.

Residents from Daphne Way, and nearby Jasmine Green, have decided to raise money, and seek out donations from shops, all in aid of the youngster.

Bobbie’s grandmother, Donna Grant, said: “I am blown away by the generosity of everybody and it has restored my faith in humanity.

“Everybody has come together brilliantly and I know lots of people are going around stores to see if they can get any donations which is extremely kind.”

As part of the efforts, Debbie Gaining, of Daphne Way, has gone around local houses and has so far picked up donations of around £120 for Bobbie.

Mrs Gaining, said: “I have gone around at least 25 houses and everybody has been so generous

“Bobbie lost everything in the fire including his Christmas presents and there has been such great spirit from everybody for Bobbie.”

Another local resident Sharon Meakin, walked around Great Yarmouth Town Centre, with her 11-year-old daughter Madison, who is a friend of Bobbie, asking shops if they can donate any items.

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