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Communities in Cumbria focus on rebuilding following Storm Desmond

Published on: Wednesday 9th December 2015
Categorised under: Live , Community, Cumbria, Lake District, Weather

Chancellor George Osborne announced the funding for families and businesses affected by flooding in Cumbria and Lancashire, on top of the £600,000 that has already been raised by Cumbria Community Foundation’s Cumbria Flood Appeal. He told prime minister’s questions that affected families would be able to claim up to £5,000 each.

Meanwhile thousands of people continue to donate to the Cumbria Flood Appeal and support the Spirit of Cumbria website, which allows people to ask for help, offer help and announce to the world that they are open for business.

Partners of Choose South Cumbria have also been rallying to help those affected by the floods.

At Kimberly-Clark’s Barrow Mill, a donation area has been set up in the foyer for employees to leave tinned food, baby milk and other supplies to help people hit by flooding.

Siemens Subsea have also set up a collection point at their office in Ulverston to help victims of the floods, while staff at LED manufacturers Oxley are collecting food and other items for those affected by the floods at their bases in Ulverston and Barrow.

The Progression Solicitors team, pictured, have also been volunteering with Rotary to help raise funds for the Cumbria Flood Appeal.

The firm, which has bases in Ulverston, Windermere and Grange, are also offering free preliminary advice to affected businesses and individuals on employees, insurance and other issues.

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are also encouraging their staff and suppliers to donate to their JustGiving account, which is linked up to the Cumbria Flood Appeal.

Elsewhere, members of relief organisation Al-Imdaad Foundation continue to make a stir with their acts of generosity, having made another visit to Carlisle to help people in need.

Share your inspirational stories and tales of kindness using the hashtag #spiritofCumbria

To make a donation to the Cumbria Community Foundation’s Cumbria Flood Appeal visit

For up to date information on the floods, follow @Cumbriapolice or go to

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