Resort store gives blaze couple hope

Sue Logan was left with nothing following a blaze at her home but wants to thank members of the public who have helped with donations
Sue Logan was left with nothing following a blaze at her home but wants to thank members of the public who have helped with donations

A Blackpool furniture store has given a real boost to a couple whose home was ravaged in a blaze.

Sue and Turney Logan were left devastated when the roaring inferno not only wrecked their home but took away all their priceless possessions.

Aftermath of the blaze at  Vale Terrace, Barnacre in Calder Vale.

Aftermath of the blaze at Vale Terrace, Barnacre in Calder Vale.

They managed to flee to safety as the fire rampaged through their home on Vale Terrace, Barnacre, Calder Vale on the evening of Tuesday May 8, but nothing was left.

They have praised the incredible help they have received from neighbours – and even complete strangers, who donated all sorts of items to help them get back on their feet.

And the couple, who have two grown-up daughters, were also nominated for a radio competition which resulted in them winning a £300 voucher for new furniture at long-established Blackpool superstore Leftons, on General Street.

Sue, currently living in a rented house on Green Lane West, Garstang, says the new furniture she will buy there will be the first thing they put in their house, once it has been restored.

Richard Lefton, owner of Lefton's Furniture.

Richard Lefton, owner of Lefton's Furniture.

The 53-year-old, who works with special needs students at Myerscough College, said: “We’re so grateful to the person who anonymously put our names forward to Leftons.

“Having something new will feel like a fresh start, because all our own furniture has gone and the things in our rented home are second hand.”

Michael Harvey, of radio organisation the Wireless Group, said: “We were so touched by this lady’s story.”

Richard Lefton, owner of Leftons, said: “It’s always nice to help someone who really needs it.”