A flood appeal set up to help raise funds for victims of flooding in Warrington has raised over £5,000 in less than 24 hours, with more funds coming in.
With more than 100 people in the town having to be evacuated from their homes organisers of the Warrington Business Awards event decided to set up a fundraising page for those in need.
The fundraising initiative has been set up by local solicitor Danny Hudson and Callum Morgan from Morgan Branding who said: Following the upsetting scenes of the flooding that has decimated the homes of many vulnerable and elderly people in the town we have created a platform under the umbrella of Warrington Business Awards so that people unaffected by the flooding can help those in need.
“The impact of the flooding on the local community will be devastating and compounded by the fact that many will not be insured given that their homes have been flooded previously. We will direct any monies donated by you to charities on the ground assisting people to have the most impact as quickly as possible.”
The organisers would also like to hear from anyone in need following the flooding.
If you have been bady impacted and are in urgent need of support or know someone who s struggling please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass on your details to the organisers in confidence.
Anyone who would like to add donations can do so securely via https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/warrington-businesses-flood-appeal