Supermarket retailer Morrisons have donated £20,000 to the Greater Manchester Flood Recovery Appeal to help those affected by the recent floods.
The £20,000 donation forms part of a total of £100,000 that Morrisons have donated to groups helping families affected by the floods in the North of England and Scotland.
The funds are being given to flood appeals in Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Scotland and Cumbria to spend on clean-up costs, emergency repairs and emergency supplies of clothing and food and drink.
David Potts, Morrisons Chief Executive said “We have seen the terrible impact that the floods have had on the communities that we serve and we want to do our bit to help. This money will help start the clean-up process which will be a huge challenge over the coming days and weeks”
Morrisons have already given food and other emergency supplies to crisis centres and store colleagues have also been supporting the clean-up, running collections and operating donating stations. Store cafes have also been used to provide free meals for displaced families.
About the Greater Manchester Flood Recovery Appeal
Forever Manchester has launched the Greater Manchester Flood Recovery Appeal to raise money for those affected in the recent floods across Greater Manchester.
The Greater Manchester Flood Recovery Appeal has been set up to be managed within the Greater Manchester Disaster Relief Fund.
The Greater Manchester Disaster Relief Fund is governed and managed by Forever Manchester working closely with the Greater Manchester Civil Contingencies and Resilience Unit.
The aim of the Greater Manchester Disaster Relief Fund is to provide financial support to victims of large scale disasters.
Although it is difficult to assess the likely financial requirements so soon after the floods, Forever Manchester can commit £50,000 from the Greater Manchester Disaster Relief Fund but is appealing for further donations from the general public.
Please contact Greater Manchester Police with regards to any press enquiries about the floods.