Thanks for help on, af­ter night of fire

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This is a be­lated but heartfelt thank you to all Port Al­fred res­i­dents who pro­vided help and sup­port when my house burnt down on July 27.

It’s a de­layed re­sponse as I have been off­line for the three weeks while I was in hospi­tal. Once dis­charged, I have been en­gaged in meet­ing with in­sur­ers and other pro­fes­sion­als re­gard­ing the fire, in ad­di­tion to a de­lay of more than two weeks due to be­ing off­line af­ter be­ing dis­charged.

My most sin­cere and grate­ful thanks for the as­sis­tance on the her con­tin­ued as­sis­tance in sal­vaging and stor­ing some of my house­hold con­tents.

To Multi Se­cu­rity and the fire depart­ment for their ac­tions that night, and to Gra­ham Petty, act­ing chair of Som­er­set Place, for his on­go­ing as­sis­tance in the in­sur­ance claim and in ini­ti­at­ing the re­build­ing of my home.

To He­len Pur­don for her kind­ness and gen­eros­ity, as well as the ladies of the Royal Port Al­fred Golf Club for their cloth­ing do­na­tions, to HG Ac­coun­tants for their con­tri­bu­tion, to Lil­lian Neave and to the many oth­ers who time. Apolo­gies if I haven’t named you all, but I greatly ap­pre­ci­ate each and ev­ery one of your con­tri­bu­tions.

Last but not least, grate­ful thanks to my par­ents, Hazel and Wind­sor Ba­gley, for their tire­less ef­forts to help sal­vage and safe­guard my re­main­ing pos­ses­sions. Your help, sup­port and phys­i­cal ef­forts are much ap­pre­ci­ated, mom and dad.

Sin­cere thanks also go to my brother, Wayne Ba­gley, and brother-in-law Brian Dawe, for their ini­tial com­mu­ni­ca­tion with my in­sur­ance bro­kers while I was

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