Cromer's 40acts of Kindness - a lesson in giving out not giving up
The local community have rallied together to offer help and support to the family, including Moorlands Church of England Primary Academy, where their ten year old son attends school.
Tweeting about the incident yesterday morning, the Moorlands twitter page called for help to replace the pupil's destroyed book collection. Responses have flooded in from publishers such as DK Books, Scholastic and Bloomsbury, as well as other kind individuals offering to send books.
Additionally, well-known author Anthony Horowitz has already contacted the school to send a collection of the Alex Rider series to enjoy.
Headteacher, Mr Kevin Lee said:
"We've been bowled over by the generosity shown by both the school community and the wider reading world. After asking for help on Twitter, we have been contacted by authors, publishers, bookshops, various reading for pleasure contacts, other schools (including other Diocesan schools) and complete strangers. What happened seemed to resonate with so many people. It gives you real heart that, out of a very difficult situation, such compassion emerges."