Fundraising campaign launched to help Banburyshire school teacher who lost home to fire

A fundraising campaign has been launched to help a Banbury area school teacher who lost her home to a fire this week.

By Matt Elofson
Saturday, 13th February 2021, 10:35 am
Updated Saturday, 13th February 2021, 10:38 am
Two crews of firefighters from the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service responded to a caravan fire in the village of Epwell on the evening of Wednesday February 10 (photo from Hook Norton Fire Station Facebook page)
Two crews of firefighters from the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service responded to a caravan fire in the village of Epwell on the evening of Wednesday February 10 (photo from Hook Norton Fire Station Facebook page)

A parent from the year two class at Shenington Primary School has launched a GoFundMe web page to help raise money for the class two teacher at the school.

The parent posted a heartfelt message encouraging people to help out on the GoFundMe page, which said: "Our wonderful Class 2 teacher at Shenington Primary School, Miss White, experienced a devastating fire at her home on Wednesday 10th February.

"Thank goodness she is safe and well, but sadly she has lost absolutely everything.

"She has done so much for our children in class 2, and also for the school as a whole. She is bubbly and upbeat and has brought enthusiasm and dedication to our fabulous school.

"We’d really like to support her during this horrendous time as she rebuilds her home life.

"Please consider donating so that she can buy some essentials and get back on her feet. We know this is an extremely difficult time for everyone and we are so grateful for your support.

"With love and gratitude - Parents and Children of Class 2."

Anyone who would like to contribute to the campaign can use the following web link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-billie-white-rebuild-her-life-after-fireThe campaign has raised more than £1000 already, which is over its £750 target. But organisers would like to raise as much as possible to help the teacher in her time of need.

Two crews of firefighters from the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service responded to a caravan fire in the village of Epwell.

Firefighters responded to the fire around 7.45pm on Wednesday February 10.

Firefighters from the Hook Norton and Banbury fire stations responded to reports of a static caravan fire and on arrival found the caravan well alight.

A team wearing breathing apparatus were put to work to quickly extinguish the fire.