Fundraising appeal to repair Northampton's tornado damage

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A fundraising appeal has been launched to help repair the damage caused by a tornado which ripped through an allotment in Northamptonshire.

Dozens of sheds and greenhouses were destroyed at Moulton Allotments when the whirlwind struck on Saturday 25 July.

The not-for-profit organisation is trying to raise tens of thousands of pounds to replace what was lost.

At least 40 sheds and five greenhouses were destroyed along with trees and fences.

Jan Henson, Chair of Moulton Allotments said: "Just utter chaos, hard to believe what I was looking at.

"It was just carnage, absolutely everywhere. There was no track visible, sheds were on top of each other, there was just chaos everywhere, couldn't believe it, never seen anything like it in my life before, it was like a war zone."

The tornado destroyed at least 40 sheds and five greenhouses along with trees and fences.

The tornado tore through around 13 miles of land just north of Northampton.

It took just a matter of seconds to cause damage that will cost tens of thousands of pounds to repair.

And some items in the allotment are still missing.

Thankfully because the tornado hit in the evening, the site was empty so no one was injured.

But Moulton Allotments - a not for profit organisation - now has the daunting task of raising all of the money needed to repair and replace everything that was lost in this rare weather occurrence.