Launch of the Surrey Flood Recovery Appeal

18 February 2014

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The Community Foundation for Surrey has launched a Surrey Flood Recovery Appeal today to help people and communities recover from the devastating floods.

The priority of the funding is to support community and voluntary groups assisting in the relief effort in easing the immediate difficulties communities are facing and to support their recovery over the coming weeks and months. The aim of the appeal is to support the most vulnerable and isolated and to encourage local people to support others in their time of need.

Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Surrey, said: "This is a difficult and prolonged time for people who have been affected by the flooding. We are working closely with community and voluntary groups in affected areas to determine what support they need to help people most affected.

"We are urgently appealing for donations to relieve the immediate hardship people are facing and support their recovery over the coming weeks and months. With your help we can get funding to where it is needed the most and help communities recover."

Local people who would like to support the appeal can do so by using this link.

Further information

The Community Foundation for Surrey is a charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local needs. The Community Foundation works both with donors who want to support their local communities and the voluntary groups providing vital services for local people. Companies, individuals, families and trusts can establish a fund with the foundation, which supports a growing programme of grant-making to communities. The Community Foundation for Surrey is a member of UK Community Foundations, one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements in the UK.