The furniture store had been going for 144 years. Known as The House of Reeves it was a well known building in Croyden — until it was burned down in August by rioters. How could this family business possibly have survived staying afloat with enough customers to be able to retain its 15 staff? Well by operating from a small warehouse near the original site. And benefiting from an incredible £10,000 of donations from the public who have sent about 1,000 letters and emails of support.