52 flood victims get replacement fridges

Donation of fridges
Donation of fridges

Fifty-two flood victims who requested help to replace damaged fridges will get new appliances after a lorry delivery to Boston Borough Council’s Fen Road depot.

The council asked the Government for 52 fridges for flood victims… and managed to get them all.

Firms had made offers to the Prime Minister to support flood victims and David Cameron sent them on to the Cabinet Office, asking them to do a matchmaking service linking offers with those most in need.

The delivery is expected to be made this weekend.

Peter Hunn, Boston Borough Council’s principal community safety officer and chairman of the Boston flood recovery community resilience cell, made a list of items needed.

He noticed Dixons was offering white goods on daily Cabinet Office emails so filled in forms and within minutes had contact from Dixons about fridges.

Working with the Facebook volunteer group Get Boston Back On Its Feet, those needing a fridge will now be contacted.

Mr Hunn said: “We are very grateful for the support and kind donations from companies such as Dixons, who have offered us white goods, food, bedding, furniture and many other items to aid in the recovery of our flood victims.

“We are still a long way from being back to normal and our requested items list is still quite large, but we will continue to make these requests and also make pleas for support until every one of our flood victims is back in their homes and have replaced the items damaged by flood waters.”