The JFA Committee can confirm that the Jammers Fans Association has donated £100 to the collection for the Hedgecock family, following a devastating house fire which destroyed their property in Larch Walk, Heybridge.
Jill, Mark and their son Sam have been members and supporters of local neighbours, Heybridge Swifts for a number of years. Jill was previously their Club Secretary and Sam featured for the club throughout the various youth age groups.
The couple were were on holiday when the devastating blaze ravaged their house last Tuesday. Their son, Sam, was also away from home at the time.
As it so often does in a time of need, the local community has rallied round the family, led by Debbie Hill of Heybridge Swifts. Debbie is also a family friend and set up a GoFundMe page with a target of raising £5000 for the family.
The £5k target has been succeeded and we are pleased to confirm that the JFA have donated £100 to the cause on behalf of its members. Maldon & Tiptree Chairman, Danny Barber has also donated to the collection.
Speaking of the commitee’s decision to make the donation, JFA vice-chair Richard Buckby said “When the news broke about the fire, we wanted to do whatever we could to help and when the collection went live, we was always going to donate. I went to school with Sam and have known his parents for a long time – I can’t imagine what the last week or so has been like for them as a family, but it’s been amazing to see the community rally round and support them.”
Everyone connected to the Jammers Fans Association wishes the family well and we hope to see them back on their feet, as soon as they are able to.
Those wishing to donate to the Hedgecock family’s fundraiser can do so via their GoFundMe page.