Flood Appeal Confirms
Help for Latest Flood Victims
THE Lancashire Flood Appeal
confirmed that it will support vulnerable people affected by flooding over
Christmas as well as those affected by Storm Desmond earlier in December
The Appeal was launched by the Community Foundation for Lancashire on 8
December, 2015 with a £5,000 donation. When launched it aimed to help nearly
1,000 people in hardship across Lancashire who had been affected by the
flooding caused by Storm Desmond, especially in Lancaster and Wyre. Just
before Christmas the Appeal announced that it aimed to reach £300,000 and it
now extends to help those victims of flooding in Lancashire over Christmas,
especially in the Chorley area.
Appeal funding is available to vulnerable people and households in hardship
who have been affected by flooding in Lancashire throughout December 2015.
Funding is available to replace damaged goods for uninsured properties, such
as ruined clothes, lost children's toys and new white goods, to provide food
essentials and travel costs to and from temporary accommodation as well as
specialist medical equipment. Funding is also available to charities and
community groups helping with the recovery work, such as food banks.
Applications for funding can be made via:-
LancsFloodAppeal.Org.UK. This funding is in addition to
Government funds that all households affected by flooding will receive.
Community Foundation Chief Executive Cathy Elliott said:- "It is
terrible that Lancashire has now faced further flooding, especially over
what should be the festive season. Our Lancashire Flood Appeal, generously
supported by many people and companies in the county, supports vulnerable
people and households in hardship who are victims of this new flooding as
well as those affected by Storm Desmond in our county. We are here to help
people in the greatest need. The flooding is now at unprecedented levels and
our thoughts are not only with fellow Lancastrians who have been affected,
but also those in Cumbria and now Yorkshire, especially those evacuated over
The Community Foundation is working in partnership with Lancashire County
Council and other district Councils on emergency response and flood recovery
Donations to the Lancashire Flood Appeal can be made by texting:-
'LFLD15' and the amount, eg:- '£10' to:- '70070'
or visit the appeal