Crewe fire: Call for donations, volunteers and prayers

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Fire crews have been tackling a major fire at the Beechmere supported living complex in Crewe since Thursday afternoon. Around 150 residents were evacuated and no one was seriously hurt. 

Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) in Cheshire East have put out an appeal for donations. 

Local businesses, organisations and residents are being urged to donate practical help in the form of the following items:

Tinned Food
Blankets
Duvets/ Sheets/ Pillows
Toiletries
Clothes

Crewe Lifestyle Centre is the main contact hub for people in need of support and the main storage for all donations.

If you wish to donate please only use the collection points listed below:

CVS Offices, Crewe, 1a Gatefield Street CW1 2JP

Ableworld Crewe, 1 Valley Brook Business Centre Mill Street, Crewe CW2 7DT

Ableworld Nantwich, 39 Beam St, Nantwich CW5 5NF

Eight Farmers, Parkers Road, Coppenhall, Crewe CW1 4PY

Alberts Corner, Burford House Prince Albert Street, Crewe CW1 2DF

Four Eagles, Dunwoody Way, Crewe CW1 3AW

Mecca Bingo, unit 3, phoenix leisure park, Dunwoody Way, Crewe, CW1 3AJ

Rainbow Day Nursery Haslington, 73 Crewe Road, Crewe CW1 5QX

Crewe Town FC - Cumberland Arena, Thomas Street, Crewe CW1 2BD - 5pm - 6.30pm Friday (9th) evening.

VWJ Earthmoving, Newhouse Farm Clay Lane, Crewe CW1 5SQ - from 7am Friday (9th), morning.

Crewe & Nantwich Conservatives office, Barclays bank, 13 Churhyardside, CW5 5DE

YMCA Crewe, Unit C Victoria Centre, Crewe CW1 2PU

Wishing Well, Jubilee House, St Paul S Street, Crewe CW1 2QA

Little Steps Nursery, Metasi House 521 West Street, Crewe CW1 3PA

Belong, 20 Brookhouse Drive, Crewe CW2 6NA

Jo Jo's day nursery, Unit 1-3, Macon Business Park Macon Way, Crewe CW1 6DG

LJ@nantwich Hair Salon, 5 Church Walk, Nantwich CW5 5RG

Co-op Haslington, 129 Crewe Road, Crewe CW1 5RG

Reaseheath College , Main Road, Nantwich CW5 6DF

Kids Planet, Sydney Road, Crewe

Age UK, Nantwich Road

On Friday morning, Sally Graham contacted the Diocese of Chester to ask for practical help and prayers in response to the care home fire. Please respond if you can. 

Chair, Sally Graham says: "Volunteers are urgently needed at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre right now to help sort through clothes; this is being co-ordinated by Hannah at Crewe Town Council. Please go along to help if you can. Other help in the next few days and weeks will also be needed. Practical help is urgently needed. Your prayers are also needed."

Curate in Crewe, the Revd Catherine Cleghorn has been helping to coordinate things on the ground. She says: "It's a really, really sad situation. Many of the residents will have lost all of their possessions. Please hold them in your prayers. We also pray and give thanks to God that no one was seriously injured and we thank God for the amazing community response." 

See latest updates from the BBC.


Credit: Cheshire Fire Service