The first phase of work to support people living in and around Wainfleet is complete, and work on Phase 2, the Hardship Grants, is now getting under way.
Freemasonry supported relief efforts with substantial donations amounting to £82,000, made up from contributions of £25,000 each from the Province of Lincolnshire, the MCF, and the Mark. This was followed up with contributions of £2,000 from the Mark Province of Cumbria, and £5,000 from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Somerset.
Relief efforts are being co-ordinated by the Lincolnshire Community Foundation, and have been summarised by the organisation’s Joint CEO James Murphy.
The problem and the damage
James added: “We set our budget for Phase 2 in line with our ambition to reach every home affected, however we will seek to raise a further £115,000 (matched against our newly designated Crisis Response Fund) to cover future countywide unforeseen demand.”