March 11 2014 Latest news:
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Organisers of the EDP Norfolk and Lowestoft Flood Appeal have issued a rallying cry to keep donations coming as the number of grants helping those in need rises to 122.
The fund, launched after the devastating December 5 tidal surge, is approaching £200,000, of which grants totalling £105,000 have already been distributed to directly help people who suffered.
Nigel Pickover, editor of the EDP, said: “The appeal has gone very well from a fundraising standpoint but, crucially, from a speedy delivery of help to the victims. There is still much to do so we need fundraising and donations to continue apace.”
The areas needing the most help are around Lowestoft, where 48 grants worth £47,000 have been made, and North Norfolk, where 69 grants totalling £54,000 have been made.
Graham Tuttle, chief executive of the Norfolk Community Foundation, said: “This generosity has meant that we have be able to support over 120 of the most affected individuals and families. However, there still remain many people facing financial challenges to get their lives back to normal.”
The most recent fundraising event saw about 60 pub-goers help raise hundreds of pounds in a quiz and curry night, hosted by Sam Curtis, a teacher at Greshams’s School.
The Anchor Inn at Morston hosted the event on Thursday which helped raise just over £438 for the fund.
Ro Glennie, 24, co-owner of the pub, said: “We wanted to raise money for the appeal because it was close to our hearts. The Anchor Inn and Morston narrowly missed the floods.”
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