The lives of a pensioner and her autistic grandson from Waterhout Street in Meltonrose have become even tougher after their home was destroyed in a fire.
They now need help replacing their 3x9 Wendy and repairing the two-bedroom house that caught fire at about 6pm last Monday.
Dorothy Oliphant is currently struggling with her eight-year-old autistic son and says: "The fire started at my Wendy and spread to the house.
“The sad thing is I am renting and I’m unemployed, I can't help the people that are now suffering because of me, it hurts.
"I wasn't home when the fire started, so I can't really say what caused it but we had electric cables connected to the main house, we think maybe there was a short.
"We lost everything, if it wasn't for the generosity of our neighbours things would have been worse.
“They're getting us donations and we really appreciate it.”
The mom, her husband and son are living with family but says that house is already overcrowded.
"We would love to rebuild our Wendy, my son isn't doing well around other people."
Meanwhile granny Francis Primo, 72, says any help will be appreciated.
“The roof and the walls are damaged, there's no furniture or anything and it will be hard to fix everything on my pension.
“I feed three people and pay the bills. I am desperately asking for building material."
For donations call Dorothy on 071 090 3271 or Aleovitia Williams on 067 154 1494.
Jermaine Carelse, spokesperson for Fire and Rescue Service confirms the incident saying no one was injured.