New play­house for lit­tle boy af­ter ar­son strike

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THE mother of a boy with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties whose play­house was wrecked by ar­son­ist has thanks the com­mu­nity for their sup­port.

El­liott Hough, five, was left dev­as­tated af­ter yobs struck in the gar­den of his home on Wen­lock Close, Mac­cles­field.

The blaze also caused ir­repara­ble dam­age to many of his favourite out­door toys.

But since ap­pear­ing in the Ex­press his mum Si­mone has been in­un­dated with of­fers of help.

She has also been promised a re­place­ment play­house for El­liott.

The news has brought a smile back to the face of the Ivy Bank Pri­mary School pupil who is un­able to speak be­cause of his con­di­tion Global De­vel­op­men­tal De­lay – mean­ing he is be­hind other chil­dren of his age.

Si­mone, a sin­gle mum of four, said: “We have been over­whelmed by lovely mes­sages of sup­port from the com­mu­nity.

“Peo­ple have been call­ing of­fer­ing their old play­houses to El­liott, as well as new toys and do­na­tions.

“We’ve de­cided to take up an of­fer of a new play­house which is ex­tremely gen­er­ous. I have felt ter­ri­ble turn­ing down the of­fers.

“It has brought a smile to El­liott’s face, which is the great­est gift.”

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