Floods recovery appeal tops £1m, mark

Donations from the Lancashire Flood Recovery Appeal, set up by the Community Foundation for Lancashire in December have topped the £1m. mark

Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 7:33 pm
Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Charles Shuttleworth attends a special gathering to give thanks to residents and business owners who have shown their support over the past four months after the floods, hosted by The Community Foundation for Lancashire at Whalley Village Hall.

The foundation’s president Lord Shuttleworth, the Lord Lieutenant for Lancashire, publicly thanked everyone who contributed at an event in Whalley. The event took place as a part of the campaign to acknowledge the coming together of communities and businesses across Lancashire, especially in the Whalley area that was severely affected by flooding. It also announced the appeal had achieved £1m, due to government match funding.

Lord Shuttleworth said: “We are delighted to have reached £1m in funds raised which is a phenomenal achievement.

“Lancashire has a long history of philanthropic endeavours whose influence can still be seen today.

“There have been many generations of philanthropic Lancastrians who have supported people in need and grown the prosperity of our towns and cities for the better.

“The recent flooding has seen this Lancastrian community spirit continue.”

Chief executive of the Community Foundation for Lancashire Cathy Elliott added: “We are humbled and honoured to support thousands of people who have been affected by December’s flooding.