Floods update: Whalley Lions on hand

1 Posted by - December 16, 2015 - Flood News, Floods

After the flooding in Whalley on Saturday 12th December the Whalley & District Lions Club would like to let the community know that they are on hand to help where they can.  The Lions have a crisis fund which has been made available across the UK to help in situations like this.  Whalley & District Lions would like to help residents who have been affected and need some help and support in this time after property and belongings have been damaged.  The Whalley & District Lions Club now have 24 members who are giving their time and efforts to support and assist in the local area.  Gillian Darbyshire, the President, who was in Whalley Village as King Street was flooded said ‘It all happened very quickly and I haven’t seen it flood like this in 20 years of living here.  It was like wading through a river. We feel for the residents who may have been affected and need some support.  We have access to a pot of funds to provide some small grants to help and assist residents who have been badly affected.  We are also local people who care about our community and could lend a hand if needed’.  The Lions International is the largest voluntary humanitarian group in the world where all funds go directly to helping in crisis and so many good causes. Please get in touch via email whalleylions@gmail.com

People can donate to the floods. If you go to www.lionsgiving.org and make your donation under Flood appeal. PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT EVERY PENNY YOU DONATE WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THIS CAUSE. Lions clubs are self funded by the members. Every member pays annual dues which go towards the day to day running of the club. Not many charities can say that.