Doctor gives family a home

Sam Woodburn, from Thurcroft with her boys, Zack, Louie and Callum after their house was gutted by fire overnight, pictured with some of the gifts they have been presented with from The Star backed Hallam FM and Magic AM Cash For Kids Christmas Appeal.
Sam Woodburn, from Thurcroft with her boys, Zack, Louie and Callum after their house was gutted by fire overnight, pictured with some of the gifts they have been presented with from The Star backed Hallam FM and Magic AM Cash For Kids Christmas Appeal.
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A PREGNANT mum-of-six whose house was destroyed by fire just days before Christmas has been offered a temporary home by a kind-hearted doctor.

Sam Woodburn, aged 34, and her children Tilly, three, Louis, seven, Zak, 10, Travis, 12, Callum, 13, and Brandon, 14, have been contacted by a doctor who has offered them rent-free use of a property he owns on Wickersley Road, Rotherham, until the family can find a more permanent base.Sam, who is eight weeks’ pregnant and faced a Christmas camped in the lounge of her mum and dad’s one-bedroom home, said: “I can’t believe how generous people have been - offering us the house means everything because we can be together on Christmas Day now.

“At the moment three of the children are with me and my parents and the other three are with their dad.”

Sam was shopping for food for Christmas when her home on St Withold Court, Thurcroft, Rotherham, went up in flames.

A pile of rubbish outside had been set alight near a gas inlet pipe and the flames spread inside - gutting the four-bedroom house.

Most of her family’s clothes, toys and belongings were destroyed in the blaze, with firefighters managing to salvage only a handful of presents.