A fundraising campaign has been launched for the family who lost everything in the fire that ravaged their home in Lossiemouth.
Neil Thompson, his partner Natalie Mckay and their baby daughter Hailey were in their property on MacDonald Drive when a blaze broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning last week.
Up to 40 firefighters were sent to the seaside town after the alarm was raised at 3.45am.
All three occupants were taken to hospital in a serious condition, with Mr Thompson and his partner driven to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and their 13-month old daughter flown to Glasgow.
Now, a Gofundme page has been launched by Ms Mckay’s sister, Katie, to help fundraise for her three nieces who lost everything in the fire.
After two days of being active, £865 has been generously donated by Moray locals, which means the target amount of £1,000 has already almost been met.
The description on the page reads: “As you all will know, my nieces recently lost everything in a house fire and as their auntie I would like to raise some money to get them back on their feet and replace some of the things they lost.
“Anything would be greatly appreciated and I’d like to thank everyone who has asked after my nieces and sent their love.”
The page has been shared widely on social media and gathered support from Lossiemouth Community Council, with members sending the message: “All our community continue to hold Neil, Natalie, baby Hailey and their family very much in our thoughts.
“The terrible fire last week was horrific and we send all our love, prayers and sincere hope that they will all make a fully recovery.”
Donaters also left well wishes on the Gofundme page.
Elizabeth Wood, who lost her own home in the fire that devastated the Lossiemouth Beach Bar last year said: “I have recently been through this myself and the support from the community was amazing and kept us going.
“Wishing this lovely family a speedy recovery and sending lots of love.”
A joint police and fire investigation ruled out any suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.
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