A FUNDRAISER for a couple left badly hurt after an arson attack on their homes has already hit its target.

Jean-Claude and Belinda Boston-Faudot were left in hospital after the fire at their home on Kingston Road on Monday.

A GoFundMe page was set up with a target of £2,000, which was met yesterday.

Now organiser and neighbour Alice Blinkhorn has raised the target figure to £5,000.

Alice said: “Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far.

"I have no doubt that Belinda and Jean Claude will be incredibly touched by all of your efforts.

"We have revised our initial fundraising target to £5,000 as it is likely that the cost of repairing the home will be very high."

The Boston-Faudots are being treated for burns in hospital but are expected to make a full recovery.

They were helped from the burning by heroic neighbour Francis O’Neill, whose actions helped prevent catastrophe.

He used a ladder to get Jean-Claude out of a first-floor window before firefighters arrived.

The police are investigating the arson attack and are appealing for witnesses.

Information can be reported to Thames Valley Police via the non-emergency number 101, through the force’s website or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.