Rotary club fund raiser for Real Aid flooding project

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Members of the Rotary Club of Driffield are set to greet the riders from the Rotary Club of Beverley on the fifth and final leg of a series of fund raising rides around East and North Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

The rides have been organised by the Beverley Club to raise funds for Beverley charity Real Aid to launch their Crisis Box initiative to help future victims of flooding.

On behalf of Driffield and surrounding villages, Driffield Rotary have contributed £750.

A formal presentation of the cheque will be made on 29 June at 13.45 near the clock on Market Place in Driffield.

With flooding now a real and ever increasing threat across the country, Real Aid, using experience gained during the floods of 2007 and subsequently, has developed the simple yet innovative Crisis Box, containing everything victims need to get their homes clean and safe after the flood water has gone.

Crisis Boxes will be held at Real Aid’s warehouse in Beverley together with a bank of essential equipment available on loan, including dehumidifiers, jet washers, counter top cookers and fridges, enabling homeowners to get back to normal as quickly as possible.

Delivery to an affected area will be handled by Real Aid using their transport.

Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland has already provided a grant from its Flood Relief Fund to get the scheme off the ground but further funding is still needed for ongoing costs.

The cycle ride aims to help with these costs through sponsorship and donations and to publicise the scheme more widely.

For more information about Real Aid, log on to the charity’s facebook page or visit the Driffield store.

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