HUNDREDS of pounds have been donated to the family grieving from a fire that took the life of a much-loved relative.

The blaze began in Cobhall Close, Redhill, Hereford, last Friday afternoon – and soon spread through much of the two-storey terraced home.

One man who lived in the house was outside the property when rescue teams arrived but his wife tragically died in the fire.

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Collection boxes have been put inside the Tesco supermarket in Belmont and a JustGiving page has also been set up for the couple.

It states that the elderly couple had been married for 67 years and have "lost everything".

The fire took "all their possessions" and "a lovely gentle lady who saw the good in everyone," the appeal reads.

"The gentleman remains in hospital as it stands. With nothing. No home. Only the clothes he went in with."

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Hayley Evans said she set up the page to help with any future financial costs such as organising the funeral.

So far, a total of £1,124 has been pledged to the online appeal

To add to it, visit