Some of the victims affected by the tidal surge flooding last December have been given cash grants totalling £1,250.

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The Sheringham and Cromer Lions Club had already donated £500 to the Walcott, Bacton and Happisburgh Appeal in February, but have since raised a further £750 by holding street collections and appeals to local residents.

Lions spokesman Arthur Bailey said: “We are a relatively small Lions Club and desperately hoping to recruit more members but we still raise money for good causes and many people suffered as a result of the tidal surge flooding in December last year”.

He added, “We have managed to rustle up enough money to present 15 individual families who had been affected by the flooding – a cheque for £50 each”.

Jane Ransom, one of the founders of the Walcott Bacton and Happisburgh Communities Flood Support and Help Group’, was presented with the 15 cheques for distribution to the nominated families.

Mrs Ransom said after the presentation, she was so grateful for the kind donations and thanked the Lions for their kind generosity on behalf of the victims.

“This will go a long way to helping those who are still trying to get their lives back together again,” she said.

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