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£25k for Yorkshire Dales flood victims

£25k for Yorkshire Dales flood victims

Published by May Norman at 9:14am 9th August 2019.

£25,000 for victims of Yorkshire floods

  • Residents affected by the recent flash flooding have access to a £25,000 funding pot.
  • The cash has been made available by the freemasons' national charity, Masonic Charitable Foundation.
  • Flash flooding hit part of the Yorkshire Dales last week, including Reeth, Grinton and Leyburn.

Victims of the recent flash flooding that has hit hundreds of homes across the dales, including Arkengarthdale, Reeth, Leyburn and Bellerby, are being helped by a grant of £25,000 from Yorkshire freemasons.

The grant includes £5,000 each from freemasons in Yorkshire West Riding and Yorkshire North and East Ridings, as well as £15,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, the freemasons’ national charity. The money is being given to the Two Ridings Community Foundation, which has launched an appeal to help householders and local businesses. 

Local freemasons’ lodges are also raising funds for the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team as well as a small local charity in the village of Reeth, which was especially badly hit by the floods.

The grant will help vulnerable or elderly people or families to get back on their feet by replacing essential items such as carpets, basic furniture or white goods or by assisting with repairs. This support is especially needed by those who were not able to afford insurance or for those who have properties for which insurance companies have refused to provide cover.

It will also provide assistance to those local businesses in the area facing hardship as a result of the floods. This could include replacing tools or equipment or loss of earnings to tide people over while businesses recover.

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is funded by freemasons, their families and friends, from across England and Wales.

Jan Garrill, Chief Executive of Two Ridings Community Foundation, said:

“We’re hugely grateful to Yorkshire freemasons for their generous grant, which will allow us to help the hundreds of local people who have suffered serious losses, many of whom are especially vulnerable. It can take years to fully recover from a major flood and getting immediate help can make a massive difference.”

 

Jeff Gillyon from Yorkshire freemasons said: “I’m very pleased we’ve been able to help local people across the dales who have suffered in the recent floods. Damage and disruption from a major flood can be a terrible blow for anyone, but especially for elderly people, the very young, or those with disabilities. I’m delighted that the freemasons are able to do their part in helping our community recover.”

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