Monday, January 25News For London

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Flood victims relying on charities for immediate financial help

Flood victims relying on charities for immediate financial help

Local authorities and central government are falling short on immediate financial support to assist those affected by the floods in Cumbria. The Cumbria Community Foundation has highlighted the need for an immediate injection of cash for flood victims, to purchase basic items such as clothing, food and fresh water. Cumbria is the UK's worst-affected county after Storm Desmond hit on Saturday. The Foundation has started it's own flood appeal to raise £1 million for those affected by the floods; it expects to hit the £300,000 mark by the end of the day. Speaking exclusively to Westminster World, Communications Officer for the Cumbria Community Foundation, Annalee Holliday, said she believes they are currently the only source of immediate financial help, and highlighted what the fund

A quarter of a million raised in two days for Cumbria flood victims

  Screen shot of fundraiser page showing funds raised by 1pm Monday.   Over a quarter of a million pounds has been raised in forty-eight hours by the Cumbria Community Foundation to help recent flood victims in the county. According to the foundation's website, a one million pound campaign was launched Saturday, to support communities pounded by Storm Desmond which brought record levels of rainfall to the North of England and Scotland. By 10am Monday, the foundation’s website showed the donation counter had reached two hundred and ninty-five thousand pounds, 30% of the targeted one million pounds. Annalee Holliday, Communications Officer for the Cumbria Community Foundation told Westminster news that she expected the fund to reach 300 thousand pounds by the end of da