|Photo by Lancaster MP Cat Smith (via Twitter)|
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 by Storm Desmond.
Chancellor George Osborne has promised that the government would match up to £1m collected by the Cumbria Community Foundation to help recovery from the floods. So far more than £600,000 has been raised.
If you have been affected by the flooding in Lancashire you can apply to the fund now. Guidelines for funding and an application form can be downloaded at
A monumental cleanup has been underway, but many flood-hit residents throughout the affected areas who have lost so much of their most valued and essential belongings are uninsured.
Any help you can give towards getting them back on their own feet again will be vastly appreciated.
Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown....
• Local people and businesses can donate to the Recovery Fund’s Public Appeal online via a dedicated MyDonate webpage at
https://mydonate.bt.com/events/lancsfloodappeal | Alternatively text LFLD15 and the amount you would like to donate to 70070