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Our stores donate much-needed goods to help victims of Doncaster floods

November 13, 2019 12:51 PM

Our stores in Doncaster area have been donating much-needed food, bedding, clothes and cleaning products to help residents hit by the devastating floods in South Yorkshire.

Doncaster store manager Brian Boyle said: "We are offering as much help and support as we can. We've donated food to the Salvation Army food bank to distribute and we have given bedding, clothes and cleaning items too. Many people have lost everything.

"We have trolleys by the checkouts where customers and colleagues can donate goods too. We are a community here and we want to do our bit.

"We did hear that one little girl who had been affected by the flooding was celebrating her seventh birthday, so we arranged to give her some George clothing and a birthday cake.

"It's forecast rain again at the weekend so we are just praying that we will get off lightly."

Carolyn Hall, the store's community champion, took three big boxes of cleaning products and clothing to Stainforth Community Centre to help the people who've been affected by the flooding in the Fishlake area of the town.

She said: "Stainforth is the local hub for the village of Fishlake, which has been severely hit with the floods. We just want to helping this community to get back on its feet. It is heartbreaking to see.

"The community is pulling together to do what it can to help, Once the waters have subsided I will be going back with colleagues to clean up in any way we can."

Our Carcroft store has also donated £500 worth of emergency supplies, including mops, bedding and clothes. This was paid for with the help of the Asda Foundation to help flood-hit residents in the Bentley area of Doncaster.

Store manager Terry Edwards said: "We will do anything we can to help. It's been devastating. Roads have been closed getting into Doncaster because of the flooding."