A fundraiser set up for a local entrepreneur who had his catering van stolen and then set alight in “racist attacks” has raised almost £30,000.
David Kamson, a chef who runs Moston Suya, was devastated to find his food truck burned to the ground earlier this week – destroying the vehicle and thousands of pounds’ worth of equipment inside.
The business owner described the arson as an “act of hate” – but now the wider community has come together to raise nearly £30,000 to get him back on his feet.
Mr. Kamson had put money aside for nearly four years to buy the catering van – which was stolen before later being set ablaze.
The owner was left “heartbroken” by the attack.
Describing the incident on Instagram, Mr. Kamson wrote: “I worked hard 3 years 9 months.. I saved money… no social – bought a catering Trailer for £3000 pounds. Spent £438 pounds to bring down from Canterbury Kent to Manchester. So I can serve food in a decent environment for my community.”
The response from his neighbours, however, has been nothing short of incredible.
A GoFundMe page originally had an aim to generate £6,000, but has managed to raise almost five times the target within 24 hours.
You can view the fundraiser here.