VOLUNTEERS came together over the weekend to support Inspero in Basingstoke, after they were the subject of a suspected arson attack.

The initiative was organised by the Employee Volunteering Group, with BMS Services volunteers dedicating their Saturday to make a positive impact.

Their hard work included building an access slope, tidying, painting, clearing the area, and planting.

These tasks were carried out to make a difference to the users of Inspero.

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Youngsters got involved in helping out at Inspero (Image: Supplied) In order to ensure volunteers’ children didn’t miss out on quality time, the group also included children as young as five.

This gathering has proven to be a significant display of community solidarity.

On Thursday, June 13, firefighters were called at approximately 6pm after reports that a shed in Pack Lane had been damaged by a fire.

A tree house, parts of the garden and a tree, which belong to Inspero, were also damaged. 

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The fire is being treated as arson, a spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed.

They added that 'no arrests have been made at this time' but asked anyone with information to 'please call 101 quoting reference 24393135'.

Inspero, a charity promoting healthy eating and living, said in a statement that the attack 'really hurts as a local organisation that has helped so many young people over the years'.

Catherine Walters-Clark, who founded Inspero in May 2012, has started a GoFundMe to raise funds needed to rebuild the community space.

The fundraiser has raised nearly £3,000 since it was set up on Saturday, June 15.

To donate to the fundraiser visit: gofundme.com/f/help-us-rebuild-our-charity-garden-after-arson.