Tributes pour in and donations top £4k for family rocked by tragic Lincoln fire

Hundreds of people have donated over £4,000 to support the Taylor family from Lincoln, who have been affected by a fatal property fire just days before Christmas.

The major fire at the family magic shop and flat on De Wint Avenue in Lincoln tore through the building on the evening of Monday, December 21, sadly killing one male.

The blaze on De Wint Avenue in Lincoln. Photo: Jordan Challis

The blaze on De Wint Avenue in Lincoln. Photo: Jordan Challis

The name of the deceased has not been officially released by police at this time.

The fire is being treated as unexplained.

The former Co-op shop is a blackened shell of it's former self. Archive photo via: Darren Lilley

The former Co-op shop is a blackened shell of its former self. Archive photo via: Darren Lilley

As investigations continue on December 22 into the cause of the fire, kind fundraisers have given over £4,000 to help the family.

The figure continues to rocket on the GoFundMe page titled ‘Taylor Xmas Appeal’, created by family friend Bekki Henderson.

Visit the page here.

Alongside donations on the page, and in comments on The Lincolnite hundreds of people have left their tributes to the grieving family.

Tribute left on The Lincolnite Facebook page.

Tribute left on The Lincolnite Facebook page.

Tribute left on The Lincolnite Facebook page.

Tribute left on The Lincolnite Facebook page.

Over 400 people have donated and paid their tributes.

Message left by Nicky Beard, who was helped by donations after her husband sadly died in Lincoln earlier in the year.

Message left by Nicky Beard, who was helped by donations after her husband sadly died in Lincoln earlier in the year.

Message left on the fundraising page set up for the Taylors.

Message left on the fundraising page set up for the Taylors.

Message left on the fundraising page set up for the Taylors.

Message left on the fundraising page set up for the Taylors.

Message left on the fundraising page set up for the Taylors.

Message left on the fundraising page set up for the Taylors.

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Family members are thanking those donating for their support.

Message left on the fundraising page set up for the Taylors.

Message left on the fundraising page set up for the Taylors.

A few local businesses and organisations are also joining in with the appeal to offer money and services.

Meddo Lincoln, a local building maintenance and repairs company, has offered services on the fundraising page, as well as a Tesco Lincoln Extra Community Champion and Acorn Security Alarms.

A prayer from Lincoln Cathedral

Photo: Emily Norton

Photo: Emily Norton

The team at Lincoln Cathedral have left a message of support on their website, inviting people to share a moment and light a candle for the family.

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