In the UK and around the world we are increasingly seeing flooding of villages and towns. Whether you believe in climate change or not, the reality is that flooding does and will continue to happen. It has a devastating affect on those living and working in the affected areas.
National Flood Forum is a charity that has been in place since 2002 which helps support those people affected in the UK. They do not receive any government money and are reliant on donations. Each year more than 2000 people receive practical support, like setting up flood action groups in their area to encourage councils to put flood defences in place, advise and help when they have been flooded and empathy in their time of need. The National Flood Forum encourage local communities to be involved in the solution to flooding in their area.
As this is an increasing problem with flooding in Powys Wales, in December last year, support is needed;
£5 Could provide hot drinks, food and respite on our recovery trailer for people whose homes have just flooded.
£15 Could pay for a member of our team to offer support on our helpline to anyone who needs advice about flooding – be it insurance problems, difficulties clearing their home or simply not knowing what to do next.
£40 Could pay for an hour’s one to one advice with one of our specialist flood recovery advisors giving vital information to individuals, families and businesses about what steps they should take to access the help, grants and services they need after a flood event.
£150 Could fund a flood resilience officer to do home visits to the elderly or vulnerable who are struggling to deal with the aftermath of a flood
If you would like to know more, please visit their website https://nationalfloodforum.org.uk/about-flooding/flood-facts/different-types-of-flooding/
- Giving a cheque to St Andrew’s parish payable to ‘Hornchurch PCC’ clearly mark on the reverse as ‘Charity of the Month National flood Forum’, which we will then collect together and send as donations at the end of the month.
- Give direct to the charity via their website using this link https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/charity/the-national-flood-forum