Just over two months ago flash flooding caused major devastation across parts of Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale. In response and thanks to generous donations from across the UK, Two Ridings Community Foundation opened the Swaledale & Wensleydale Recovery Fund to provide assistance to people affected by this flooding. More than £220,000 has now been raised to help communities affected by the July flash floods, and Liz from JR Hopper & Co, the Dales Relocation Agent with offices in Leyburn, Settle & Hawes.
To date, the fund has made 128 payments of £300 to people affected by the flooding, with a further 18 in the pipeline. As a result of the caseworker team visiting people affected by the flooding 11 further awards of £1000 plus have been made to help people in significant hardship, including 2 awards to small businesses with 14 more awards in the pipeline.
Liz worked hard selling raffle tickets in the Leyburn office and around town for the Grande Gala Dinner which took place on Saturday 2nd November. At the Dinner, they presented £471.94 which they had raised over the summer months at the county shows and charity cricket match. Lord Peel accepted the cheque on behalf of the Two Ridings Community Foundation.
The next drop-in session is at
Reeth Memorial Hall is on November 29
from 9.30am to 12.30pm,
with support also on offer from the
Farming Community Network, Richmondshire District Council and the NFU.
For more information contact the Two Ridings Community Foundation office on 01904 929500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In 2018, together with all our supporters, we donated to over 80 charities. In 2019 we want to beat that, so get in touch and add your charity to the list. All agents that work with us can display our logo on their website and marketing collateral. We will also send you window stickers for you to display to show your community that you are part of the Agents Giving network.