Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service at the scene of the Wessex Cancer Trust shop fire in Moa Place, Freshwater.
FOLLOWING a devastating fire last week, Isle of Wight residents have rallied to help a Freshwater charity shop.
Most of the stock at Wessex Cancer Trust in Moa Place was destroyed in the blaze and staff were worried the loss of revenue would have a direct impact on the Island's cancer patients, who it supports.
Chief executive Sally Hall, who appealed for Islanders’ help, said: "The response to our appeal has been absolutely phenomenal.
"One lady was clearing her house out and she's giving us the whole lot. We're getting bits from her holiday home too.
"I have never known anything like it."
Thanks to the generosity of Islanders, Sandra Whitewood, the shop's manager, has arranged for a pop-up shop this week at the Wesley Hall in Freshwater.
Sally said: "We managed to salvage some stock, and we have also been given some donations which we'll also sell.
"It all just keeps the revenue coming in for the Island's cancer patients."
The pop-up shop will be open this Thursday, February 21, Friday 22, and Saturday 23, from 9am until 4pm.
Work to get the shop ready to open will be beginning soon.
"The fire service is going to come back and help us clear out all the debris. They have been so supportive," said Sally.
"Once that's out we can start getting it fixed up and ready to open. Sandra and Annie Barry, the assistant manager, have been working so hard to get everything sorted."
For more information, or to make a donation, contact Wessex Cancer Trust on 023 8067 2200.