A team from the Thanet Community Forest School has stepped in to help replace allotment sheds destroyed in an arson attack last week.
Four sheds and other items were burnt at Dane Valley allotments on April 18. Kent Police confirmed the fire is being treated as arson.
Among the victims was NHS worker Barbara Hardy who lost two sheds, tools and seeds.
But now the forest team has offered to help after project manager Mick Sturman decided they should pitch in.
He is joined in organising the effort by forest school founder Luke Evans, member Fran Clements and Peter Hasted, from the Sunken Garden Revival group.
Generous backing has been offered by isle firm Roe Timber which will supply the materials.
Peter said: “I told Roe Timber about the fire and asked if they could help and they said just give them a list of what we need. I think it is really important that our community comes together at a time like this.”
Luke added: “As chairman of TCFS I’m proud we are doing this. Michael Sturman, my project manager, had the idea that we could help out the victims of this fire
“It is saddening that one of the sheds belonged to a member of NHS staff so it is the absolute least we can do to help.”
Barbara’s husband Ian was delighted to hear of the offer, saying: “It is so nice of them. Barbara will be so pleased.”
Kent Police said the fire was confirmed as suspicious by Kent Fire and Rescue Service and is now being investigated by officers.
Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/66828/20. They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.