NEWS: Kind strangers help school raise double its target after fire ravaged classrooms, destroying toys and books

A fire tore through the nursery and a classroom at Rift House School destroying everything inside.

Thumbs up: Pupils and staff at the school can replace toys and books thanks to the generosity of donations

Luckily, no one was hurt in the fire on May 7, but all toys, books, furniture and stationery could not be saved.

But in less than a week since launching their GoFundMe page, dozens of donors dug deep and the school smashed through its £1,000 target raising a total of £2,600.

Michelle Hansen who donated £20 wrote in a comment on the page: “Rift House school supported both of my girls through some tough times forever grateful”.