Relief fund passes £50k

The Emergency Upper Valley Flood Relief Fund has broken through the £50,000 barrier.

The fund is being managed by the Community Foundation for Calderdale which is working with charities and local organisations to help those in need.

Foundation chief executive officer Steve Duncan said £51,500 had been raised and pledges running into thousands of pounds were still outstanding.

“It has been a tremendous effort,” he said.

But, more money is needed as applications for help are still rising.

So far, £32,000 had been allocated and around 100 applications for help had already been received.

People affected by the floods who wish to apply for help from the relief fund can call at: Hebden Bridge Customer First, Todmorden CAB, Hebden Bridge CAB, St Mary’s Parish Church, Todmorden Childrens Centre, Halifax CAB, Age UK Todmorden, Age UK Halifax and Todmorden Customer First.

Donations can be made to the Community Foundation (marking it for the Emergency Fund) or online at www.localgiving.com/cffc

All donations made through Localgiving.com will be added to the Emergency Fund.