Community Foundation raise £15,000 for flood victims

Flooding at Callis, between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. Picture by David Burnup.
Flooding at Callis, between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. Picture by David Burnup.
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The Community Foundation for Calderdale has raised £15,000 for emergency relief for community groups and individuals hit by the floods.

The Foundation have donated £10,000 from their general funds and have received £5,000 in donations from the public and businesses.

Some of the cash has been used to buy dehumidifiers, mops, buckets and other clean equipment to help the 900 properties affected.

Those who need help and support should visit Calderdale First points at Todmorden College, Hebden Bridge Town Hall and St Michaels Church in Mytholmroyd.

Steve Duncan, CEO of the Community Foundation, said: “People have been coming forward with all sorts of cleaning products and we’re appealing for people and businesses who can donate money or cleaning products to get in touch.”

DIY store B&Q have donated six volunteers to help with the clean-up.

The fund is open for donations from everyone wishing to help and support those who need it in the Upper Valley.

You can send your donation to the Community Foundation, marking it for the Emergency Fund, or by visiting www.localgiving.com/cffc.

All donation made until June 30th through Localgiving.com will be added to the fund.