Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund 2017 Announced

Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund 2017 Announced

A Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund is launched today to support those in need in the county who are victims of the recent flooding in parts of Lancashire.

Launched today by Community Foundation for Lancashire the Recovery Fund’s Appeal will raise funds to contribute to clean-up costs, emergency repairs, clothing, food and drink, heating and heating equipment, childcare equipment and basic furniture, especially in North Lancashire. It will directly support individuals and families already struggling and vital community organisations and resident groups in the areas affected. Community Foundation for Lancashire has started the Appeal by making a £5,000 donation from its own discretionary funds, helped by a generous donation of £15,000 from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Community Foundation for Lancashire Chief Executive Rae Brooke said: “Having previously managed a Lancashire flood appeal, we are acutely aware of the effects floods have on the local community. That’s why we are launching the fund again to provide whatever support we can. We aim to raise funds to provide vital support for individuals, families and community groups who are in need of help at this time.”

“This is a truly terrible time for individuals and families affected and with Christmas just over four weeks away we would urge everyone, including businesses, to consider making a donation to help support them through this very difficult time.”

To apply for support please visit: http://www.lancsfoundation.org.uk/funds/lancashire-flood-recovery-appeal 

To donate online to the Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund’s Public Appeal, please visit www.lancsfoundation.org.uk or the dedicated My Donate page at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/lancashireflood2017/452257 

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