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Floods appeal for Calderdale tops £120,000 mark

Donations pour in to help families and firms hit by devastating flooding

Generous people have backed an appeal to help flood victims in West Yorkshire.

The Community Foundation for Calderdale set up the appeal only on Boxing Day night.

And by Tuesday afternoon, the appeal had passed the £120,000 mark.

A spokesman for the Foundation said: “Flooding once again hit Calderdale during Boxing day 2015. This fund will support people who have been affected by the flooding. In 2012 we awarded over £150,000 to those who were flooded, we once again need your help to support people who have this Christmas been hit by flooding.

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“We will be providing cleaning up materials, mops, buckets, disinfectant, cleaning materials. We will help to get people back on their feet, by providing grants to support them with emergency accommodation, supporting with the costs of cleaning up and getting furniture and white goods.”

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Meanwhile Round Table members from across the country have flocked to Calderdale to help.

Many have turned up in person to help with the clean-up while others are organising collections of funds and equipment.

Chris Henry, Elland Round Table chairman, said: “Moments like this show why Round Table is such a fantastic organisation. People are going out of their way to be supportive. We have been inundated with responses of support.”

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