Amanda is based at Kingdom’s National Support Centre in Eccleston, St Helens, and will be driving a van up to Carlisle on the evening of Friday 11th December. She is asking colleagues in the area who would like to help to make small donations of any of the items listed below so that they can be given to the people who are currently stranded.
- Clothes (large T-shirts, jeans/pants)
- Blankets/sleeping bags
- Cleaning products
- Bin bags
- Tinned/packet food
Amanda has links to the area as her children live there, and so knows well what people are going through in Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal, Carlisle, Cockermouth, Keswick, Appleby and other places in the area that have been affected by the storms and the floods.
Commenting on why she is collecting items, Amanda said: “My own children were lucky enough to escape flooding, however they currently have friends and work colleagues staying with them who are unable to return to their homes for quite some time. What some do not realise is that although the water is now receding, everything in its path will be contaminated, and as such the loss to many will be more than a few couches and carpets. That is why the items mentioned would be most welcomed”.
For anyone who would like to help the individuals and communities in Cumbria that have been affected by the flooding, an appeal has been launched by the Cumbria Community Foundation to raise funds in order to provide financial assistance to help the individuals and families that have been affected. More information about this appeal by can be found by visiting http://www.cumbriafoundation.org/.
If you would like to donate to the Cumbria Flood Appeal 2015 you can do so online by visiting https://mydonate.bt.com/events/stormdesmondfloodappeal or http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/cumbriafoundation/cumbriafloodappeal2015. If you prefer to send a cheque rather than making a donation online, cheques can be made payable to Cumbria Community Foundation and sent to; Cumbria Community Foundation, Dovenby Hall, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0PN. Alternatively you can donate via text message by sending a text to 70070 with the message FLUD15 followed by a monetary amount, eg. FLUD15 £10.
Kingdom is pleased to support Amanda in her endeavours and believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, employees to business partners, and society as a whole. Corporate responsibility informs everything Kingdom does, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence Kingdom’s approach to work and guides the way they treat their employees, customers and grow their business. To find out more about Kingdom, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/