An appeal launched to raise funds to support the individuals and communities devastated by the December flooding and storms in Cumbria.

We would like to offer our warmest thanks to everyone who has donated to help raise this amount. This is a truly remarkable achievement.

The scale of the impact means we are confident that we can spend this money effectively and we continue to welcome all new donations to the Appeal.

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An emergency appeal has been launched for anyone wishing to donate to assist individuals and families whose homes have had significant structural damage or flooding due to recent floods and storms which took place during the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th December throughout Cumbria.

Grants for charitable purposes will be distributed to relieve hardship, which can help with cleaning up, emergency repairs, clothing, food and drink, heating and heating equipment, child care equipment and basic furniture.

The fund is administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, who effectively managed the £3 million Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal following the floods in 2009.

Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund Appeal document

Photos

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River Eden burst its banks, causing flooding in Appleby
Floods in Appleby
River Greta in Keswick bursting the flood wall
Cockermouth
Mountain Rescue in Carlisle (Getty)
Residents evacuating Carlisle (Getty)