Flood appeal latest sees thousands more donated

Archant Norfolk managing editor Tim Williams(left) receives a £3000 cheque from the staff at Norwich International Airport for the Flood Appeal after they decided to double the £1500 they received for winning the Thomson Airways Summer of Dreams award and give it to the appeal.
Photo by Simon Finlay. Archant Norfolk managing editor Tim Williams(left) receives a £3000 cheque from the staff at Norwich International Airport for the Flood Appeal after they decided to double the £1500 they received for winning the Thomson Airways Summer of Dreams award and give it to the appeal. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
8:55 AM

More than three months after the devastating floods hit Norfolk and Suffolk’s coastal communities, money is still coming in to the EDP’s Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal.

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How to donate

Transfer money online to THE EDP NORFOLK AND LOWESTOFT FLOOD APPEAL – Handelsbanken account number: 32314046 Sort code: 40-51-62

Drop a cheque made payable to the Norfolk Community Foundation, into their offices at St James Mill, Whitefriars, in Norwich

Via the EDP head office, at Prospect House, Norwich – or any branch office – or Handelsbanken on Prince of Wales Road, with cash or cheques made payable to EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal.

By visiting the offices of North Norfolk District Council in Cromer. If you do this, cheques should be made payable to NNDC.

Generous people and organisations are continuing to dig deep – taking the appeal total well past the £230,000 mark.

It comes following last year’s tidal surge when the coast was hit hard on the evening of December 5. Spring tides and a storm triggered flooding that wrecked many houses and caused millions of pounds worth of damage.

In the immediate aftermath, the EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal was launched with the help of Norfolk Community Foundation to administer the funds, and local councils to identify people in need of swift financial help.

And following on from the disaster the donations are still coming in strong.

Library picture of flooding - this was the damage in Bacon the morning after sea surges last December .  Photo: Nigel PickoverLibrary picture of flooding - this was the damage in Bacon the morning after sea surges last December . Photo: Nigel Pickover

Among the latest, Norwich International Airport is donating £3,000. Breathing Space for Women, which hosts holistic retreats in north Norfolk, has donated £345.

Staff from North Walsham High School raised £20.85p by guessing how many chocolate coins were in a bag.

They hoped their funds would go towards pupils affected by the floods in Walcott.

Councillors from Banham Parish Council unanimously decided that the £480 raised from its Winter Fair would go towards the cause.

Money raise from a coffee morning at St Mary’s Church, in Antingham, near North Walsham, will add a further £400. And Horning Amateur Theatrical Society has donated £325 from proceeds raised during their January pantomime Cinderella, where charity buckets collected money at the end of each performance.

Are you raising money for a worthy cause? Contact reporter Donna-Louise Bishop on 01603 693892, email donna-louise.bishop@archant.co.uk or follow on Twitter @donnaloubishop.

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