A joint donation of £8,000 has been been awarded to help victims of the recent flooding in Millom and Haverigg. £5,000 of this funding comes from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, while the remaining £3,000 comes directly from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Cumberland and Westmorland.
Last weekend’s heavy rain resulted in an estimated three hundred homes being flooded. Many of these properties have no insurance as a result of being flooded on previous occasions.
The Provincial Grand Master of Cumberland and Westmorland Freemasons, Norman Thompson, announced the grant during a meeting with the Mayor of Millom, Councillor Angela Dixon.
Councillor Angela Dixon, Mayor of Millom, said:
I’m very grateful to Cumberland and Westmorland Freemasons for their generous grant. The recent flooding in Millom and Haverigg hit us very hard and we need all the help we can get to get back on our feet.
Norman J Thompson DL, Provincial Grand Master of Cumberland and Westmorland Freemasons said:
“Having your home flooded is a terrible blow for anyone. In this case it’s even worse as these are homes that have flooded before and for which insurance was often unobtainable. I am pleased that we can offer a little help to our neighbours in Millom when they need it.”