Kind-hearted people in Stamford and Rutland help flood victims

Collections at Morrisons in Stamford to help flood victims in York EMN-160401-165754001

Collections at Morrisons in Stamford to help flood victims in York EMN-160401-165754001

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The generosity of people locally shone through when they did their bit to help those hit by the devastating floods.

Staff at Morrisons in Uffington Road, Stamford, were keen to do their bit and hosted a collection point for customers to donate groceries.

Collections at Morrisons in Stamford to help flood victims in York EMN-160401-165806001

Collections at Morrisons in Stamford to help flood victims in York EMN-160401-165806001

And customers were overwhelming with their response, helping to fill up two trolleys full of groceries.

On Saturday, Jason Hardstaff and Joe Marshall visited York - one of the areas worst affected by the flooding - to take the donations.

The pair also took with them the cash that had been collected during bucket donations at checkouts, which was donated to the Calderdale Community Foundation in Yorkshire to help the worst-hit families.

Jason said: “It was a pleasure to be able to do our bit to help the people who were affected by these terrible floods.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the customers and staff who donated towards our appeal.”

And in Ryhall, a coffee morning held by the Rotary Club of Stamford and led by the club’s newest member Val Lofthouse, raised £720.

And in order to top £1,000, Val held an impromptu New Year’s Eve raffle with meals for two as prizes, kindly donated by The Wicked Witch and The Green Dragon, both in Ryhall.

The generosity of the New Year revellers was such that the purchase of raffle tickets and donations took the total to in excess of £1,000. Grateful thanks are due to the ladies who made cakes and helped with the coffee morning and again on New Year’s Eve and to all others who donated and helped raise this worthwhile sum to send to the folks suffering in the floods.

The money will be passed to the Rotary District in the North West to distribute to flood victims.