Kay Finlay, Managing Director of Bebington Glazing, said that the community spirit and drive to move forward had been ‘overwhelming’ since the blast, which saw New Ferry’s high street severely damaged.
Kay said: “The explosion has not only impacted several local businesses but also a significant number of homeowners just across the road from our offices. Unfortunately, the impact of the incident means that there are still residents who are unable to access their homes or re-open their businesses because the damage is so severe.
“Despite what’s happened, it’s been wonderful to see so many locals join forces to help and to support one another. As part of a long list of inspiring efforts from within the community, initiatives such as fundraising group have been put in to place and those in need have already welcomed many donations. Although we’re still trying to process what’s happened, we hope that moving forward, New Ferry comes back stronger than ever and begins to move towards its regeneration as we rebuild our community.”
As part of its efforts to support those affected, Bebington Glazing is currently working alongside five local businesses to repair and restore their shop fronts and broken glass. The firm is also offering 20% off to those affected in a bid to help property owners to get back on their feet.
Sue Evans, Owner of Baxter’s Meats said: “Although New Ferry’s recent explosion was disastrous for many local businesses and residents, it’s certainly heart-warming to see such a diverse group of people come together to support one another and champion what remains to be such a thriving area in Wirral – I’m very proud of our town and its inhabitants.”
Casandra Lee, Owner of Patton’s Jewellers said: “Following such a devastating incident in New Ferry, our residents and business owners are feeling overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received from one another. In the wake of a truly awful event, we hope this will be a turning point for our town as we look towards the future.”
Susan Blakeborough, Owner of The Flower Girl added: “With such a diverse cohort of businesses located in the New Ferry area, it’s wonderful to see how so many have come together to provide a strong and supportive network for one another.”
For more information about Bebington Glazing visit www.bebingtonglazing.co.uk or call 0151 645 3830.
For more information about Baxter’s Meats call 0151 645 2121, for Patton’s Jewellers call 0151 645 7570 or for The Flower Girl call 0151 645 8792.
To find out more about fundraising efforts for the town of New Ferry or to donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lovenewferry
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