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Property firm offers cash and volunteers to rebuild charity’s destroyed treehouse

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 November 2018

The remnants of the treehouse, which was burned down in an overnight attack at the start of November. Picture: Lucy Jenkins

The remnants of the treehouse, which was burned down in an overnight attack at the start of November. Picture: Lucy Jenkins

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A property company has stepped in after a treehouse at a children’s charity was burned to the ground.

Hammerson volunteers at the Terence Brown Arc in summer. Picture: AAAHammerson volunteers at the Terence Brown Arc in summer. Picture: AAA

A fortnight ago, The Recorder reported on Ambition, Aspire, Achieve’s treehouse, which was destroyed in a vicious arson attack.

The attack was the second time the charity has been hit by crooks, after thieves stole a specialist trike worth £1,500 from the same playground in February.

When the people at Hammerson Plc read about the fire, they offered to help.

Last week, they donated cash to replace the treehouse and the wood that was ruined, and they’ve also offered to help rebuild it.

This isn’t the first time the firm has pitched in at the Canning Town charity – 26 volunteers have previously gardened, painted murals and spruced up the pirate boat in the adventure playground.

Kevin Jenkins, founder of AAA, said: “After what happened left us numb, this is marvellous news.”

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