WIRRAL PENINSULA, England — Tragedy struck the Bennet family not once, but twice, in one week.
Father Mike Bennet died of a brain tumor Feb. 6, and the mother, Julie Bennet, died of liver and kidney cancer just five days later.
And after that, tragedy threatened to strike again. The Bennet kids, ages 21, 18 and 13, were going to lose their family home, and the older siblings risked not being able to continue their education.
But in darkness comes light, and the community — and then the world — came together to help, The Times reported.
Both friends and strangers donated, nearby schools chipped in and fundraising events were planned. A JustGiving campaign raised £276,820, or about $338,000, which covered the mortgage payments, education and basic necessities.
The three are taking everyone’s kindness to heart and are hoping to be able to give back.
“We now have enough financial security,” Luke Bennet told The Times. …