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Staff and students join efforts to help flood victims in Egham and Staines

Posted on 14/02/2014
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Students help with the relief effort

Staff and student volunteers at Royal Holloway, University of London, have been lending their support to the Flood Relief Centre in Egham Hythe to help those worst hit by this month’s floods.

Members of staff as well as students from sports societies, clubs and our Community Action volunteers have been helping to put together food and toiletry packs, filling sand bags and helping to distribute them to people who cannot leave their homes.

Following the cancellation of the University’s open day on Wednesday due to the disruption caused by the flooding, the Conference and Catering team donated sandwiches, baguettes and other refreshments that would have been used on the day to the Flood Relief Centre so that they could be distributed to flood victims.

Phil Simcock, Community Action Volunteer Manager at Royal Holloway, said: "The current floods have caused massive disruption to everyday life for many in our community and our staff and students have responded to the call for help to assist our neighbours in any way they can. We aim to continue to support local residents who are in need, and plan to make preparations for the clean-up when the water levels fall."

Royal Holloway is also funding 15 spaces for children from the Egham Hythe flood affected area to be provided with five days of half term activities, including food and transportation, to allow their parents the opportunity to begin the clear-up process.

Whilst the water levels have been continuing to fall, the severe flood warnings remain in force in Egham and the surrounding areas as river levels remain high and are expected to rise further after the predicted heavy rainfall forecast for today (Friday) and tomorrow.

To volunteer your time or to make a donation call the Flood Relief Centre on 07967 320800, or email volunteering@rhul.ac.uk

 



 
 
 

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