The Community Foundation for Lancashire’s Flood Recovery Fund received an extra cash boost this week after top TV comic, Rory Bremmer, donated funds raised from a series of special charity gigs.
Rory kicked off the “COME HELL AND HIGH WATER” tour in February to raise funds for those affected by flooding over the festive season in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Bremmer starred in a two hour comedic extravaganza at The Grand in Lancaster in February with all proceeds from ticket sales and money raised through public donations going to the Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund. Proceeds from the Cumbria and Yorkshire gigs went to their respective funds.
TV presenter and comedian Rory Bremmer said: “It was heart breaking to see the devastation caused by the floods in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire. I wanted to help out in the best way I could by staging some comedy shows and raising some cash for those people in need. I’m glad to have made some small contribution.”
Community Foundation for Lancashire’s Chief Executive, Cathy Elliott said: “We are grateful to everyone who has supported our Lancashire Flood Appeal, including Rory Bremmer who has given his talent and time to help raise vital funds and raise the profile of community foundation Flood Appeals. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation.”
“Funds raised have enabled the Community Foundation to support thousands of residents across the county to rebuild their lives. We have recently launched the Strengthening Communities Fund to enable groups to build on that feeling of being part of a larger community, not only just in times of crisis, but also to support community activities throughout the year to keep the Lancashire community spirit alive.”
The Lancashire Flood Appeal was launched by the Community Foundation on 8 December 2015 in response to Storm Desmond. To date £532,636 of Flood Appeal charitable grants have been distributed to over 238 households in the greatest need that have been affected by flooding, benefiting thousands of local people across the county.Donations have been received from a variety of sources, including from the public, trusts and foundations, such as Comic Relief, and businesses, such as United Utilities, which were then matched with government funding.
If you wish to donate to the Appeal, you can do so online at the Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund’s Public Appeal, please visit www.lancsfoundation.org.uk or the dedicated MyDonate page at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/lancsfloodappeal. Alternatively you can donate by text by texting “LFLD15” and your amount to 70070.