Today the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership is launching an appeal for Sonia McColl OBE, the founder of the Park Home Park Home Owners Justice campaign.
Her park home was stolen more than a week ago while at a haulage depot before being delivered to plot on property belonging to relatives.
She was moving home after a succession of intimidating incidents, including menacing phone calls and even night-time visits to her home.
The issues of park homes and leasehold properties are very similar, and concerns same landlord and tenant laws.
Mrs McColl will be addressing the All Party Parliamentary Group on leasehold reform this afternoon.
The difference is that while leaseholders face white collar bullying and a whole array of tricks and intimidation in the property tribunal, with park homes the menaces go much further.
Mrs McColl says she has repeatedly received death threats for her campaigning, and she is convinced that the theft of her home is motivated for the same reason.
LKP believes that she is almost certainly right.
Police are investigating the theft.
A further issue is whether the mobile home was insured in transit: the hauliers claim it was not.
We have put Mrs McColl in touch with lawyers to establish whether there is any leeway here.
We have succeeded in getting the crime reported in the national media.
Today we are launching a fund to raise £30,000 so that Mrs McColl can buy a new home.
It outrages every sense of justice that a woman in her seventies who has given so much of her time to others, and whose work has been recognised by the state, can simply have her home stolen – almost certainly at the behest of interests of which she has been critical.
To date, LKP has more than £10,000 pledged.
Please donate generously to this appeal. You can do so here:
Please mark the donation Home for Sonia. The money will go into the account of LKP, a registered charity, for which the trustees have legal responsibility.
If the mobile home is found, or an insurance claim proves successful, the funds will be used to continue the work of LKP.
Sebastian O’Kelly & Martin Boyd