A HAMWORTHY beach hut is on the road to recovery after it went up in flames earlier this year, along with five other huts.

The incident, which occurred on February 15 2020, resulted in six beach huts being torched in a suspected arson attack in Hamworthy Park.

Amanda Massarella's beach hut, which was built by her father, was completely destroyed in the attack, leaving only remnants of a well-loved beach hut.

Amanda and her sisters Kirsty and Rebecca (who have Down's Syndrome) were devastated by the news and took to social media to share the incident.

Following Amanda's heartfelt post, a crowdfunder page was set up in her name.

She said: "The crowdfunding page was set up by Henry Simpson to help rebuild our hut but the support was amazing and the fund grew far beyond our expectations and quickly reached over £4,000. From this fund we have been able to pay towards the rebuild of two of the huts that were burned to the ground."

Coronavirus postponed the works set to be done, but after three months Amanda's beach hut has finally been rebuilt, with the others in the process of being finished and built thanks to the crowdfunder page.

Jordan of J A O Carpentry helped Amanda rebuild her now raspberry pink beach hut, along with numerous local people offering their services.

Amanda added: " We thank the entire community from the bottom of our hearts for helping us through a sad time and showing us that the community spirit in Hamworthy and far beyond is second to none.

"We also think that the good side of social media shone through as well, as our story reached as far as Australia with friends supporting the fund from all over.

"We went to the hut on birthday's and Father’s Day and I hope that our Dad will look down on the hut and be so proud to be born and bred in Hamworthy."