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‘It’s the end of an era. My baby for four years, my livelihood, is now gone’ – hundreds raised overnight to help rebuild Tangled Up hair salon after blaze

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PUBLISHED: 09:32 12 January 2018
Ben Jolley

The aftermath of the fire that ripped through Tangled Up hair salon on 103 High Street, March.
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More than £400 has been raised in just 18 hours for the owner of a March hair salon who “lost her livelihood within a matter of hours” after a fire ripped through the building.

A fire destroyed Tangled Up hair salon on 103 High Street, March, overnight.
The GoFundMe page – which has a target of £2,000 – was set up by Charlotte’s older sister Amy Louise Stonier. Thirty-two people have already donated to the page.
She said: “Charlotte is 23-years-old and the proud owner of a salon, Tangled Up, which she has had for four years.
“The salon is completely destroyed and at present unsafe to enter. The salon is completely destroyed and at present unsafe to enter. All of her belongings as well as salon things were in there.
“This is her world, her business that she built up for the last four years.
Salon owner Charlotte Stonier pictured outside Tangled Up at the end of December.
“She has lost everything, including her qualification certificates, make up, hair tools, her business and her confidence.
“Unfortunately she had no contents insurance.
“She is now sat trying to think about how to rebuild her salon so any donation would be greatly appreciated and would mean the world to her.”
In an emotional Facebook post, salon owner Charlotte Stonier said: “It’s the end of an era. My baby for four years, my beautiful salon, my livelihood, is now gone…. within a matter of hours.
“As you can see the shop is now out of use. Everything that I own from my scissors to my styling units are gone.
“I will still be able to carry some mobile services, but foil, combs, brushes, bleach, towels and gowns were unfortunately inside.
“So I can not do it straight away. Please bare with me. Every cloud has a silver lining and I truly believe this.”
The post has been shared hundreds of times and attracted hundreds of comments from local people.
Police and fire crews were called to Tangled Up, on 103 High Street, in the early hours today to see smoke coming through the roof.
It took firefighters nearly three hours to tackle the blaze – they arrived on the scene at around 3.30am and returned to their stations by 6am.
A police spokesman said: “We were called at about 3.30am this morning (Thursday January 11) with reports of a fire at a salon in High Street, March.
“It is believed this was not a deliberate fire. No reports of any injuries.”
Fenland Police tweeted this morning: “In the early hours of today officers on patrol came across a building fire in March and Cambs Fire were called and attended the scene. Inquiries are still ongoing.”
The salon marked its four year anniversary on January 2.
To donate to the GoFundMe page, visit www.gofundme.com/help-to-rebuild-tangled-up
Source: Camb Times