Community spirit after flats blaze

July 21, 2021

Our Ipswich Stoke Park store responded to an urgent plea for help after a devastating flats fire in Yeoman Close in Ipswich which left a number of families homeless. 

Following the appeal from The Ipswich Family Bank Support, the store's community champion Teresa arranged a £1,000 emergency grant from the Asda Foundation to help the families and donated food and essential items. Teresa said she was proud of the way the community has come together to help those affected. She said: "Ipswich Family Bank Support have been working tirelessly to help the families involved. The community has really come together to help support the many displaced families affected by this tragic event. The Mermaid pub, which is closely located to where the incident took place, has also been instrumental in providing temporary accommodation for some of the families as well as helping with distribution of donations."