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Fridges donated to flood-hit homes in Boston

Donation of fridge to to flood victim, Mr Lineham of Alfred Street, Boston.
L-R Lisa Barran, Ged Lineham, Andy Holland - delivery driver, Kirsty Pinfold. EMN-140318-101225001

Donation of fridge to to flood victim, Mr Lineham of Alfred Street, Boston. L-R Lisa Barran, Ged Lineham, Andy Holland - delivery driver, Kirsty Pinfold. EMN-140318-101225001

It certainly wasn’t a chilly reception for borough council staff and volunteers when they delivered new fridges to 52 flood victims in Boston.

The brand new appliances, donated and transported to the council depot by Dixons, will go some way to helping those worst hit by the flood to get back on their feet.

The council, using information gathered from flood victims, put in a request to the Government for the 52 fridges - and got them all via Dixons.

They are now being delivered to the 52 people who requested help to replace damaged fridges.

Coun Mike Gilbert said: “Clearly this is a very good news story for Boston and its flood victims after last December’s flood.

“Boston Borough Council was keen to ensure that whatever support was on offer from central government we took full advantage of for the benefit of local flood victims.

He added: “This is one of a number of central government support schemes that the borough has secured for the benefit of Boston flood victims.”

One of those to receive a fridge was Ged Lineham (pictured), of Alfred Street, Boston – among one of the worst-hit roads in the town.

Volunteers Lisa Barran and Kirsty Pinfold, from the group Fenside Mums, helped to deliver some of the fridges with borough council delivery driver Andy Holland.

A spokesman for the council said: “Lisa and Kirsty helped by visiting flood victims and gathering information and asking them about their requirements.”

 

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