How to help
Thanks to the amazing generosity of local people and businesses, at the moment there is no need for further donations of food, clothing or cleaning materials.
If you would like to help financially there are several different ways of doing this, including:
Nichola Rowland-Hill has set up a GoFundMe page - click here for details.
Donations may also be made through the Memorial Hall, email us for details.
The funds above will be channelled through the Two Ridings Community Foundation (see centre column), with the stipulation that they are used specifically in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.
Ard Rock are also running a GoFundMe page, click here.
The Upper Dales Flood Relief Fund to provide short-term help to people hit by the flooding has been set up in memory of the late Coun John Blackie.
Donations can be left at Hawes Community Office, or for further information email Stuart Parsons or call 01748-823456.
Richmond Motor Club have pledged £7,500 from club funds to local charitable organisations to help those affected by the devastating flooding and to Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, whose rescue services at the height of the floods and ongoing support has proved invaluable to the community. They are calling on members of the club and other Motor Clubs, who gain so much enjoyment from this area, to help raise this donation to £10,000. RMC are running a Just Giving page to raise money to help the local community hit by the floods and Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team - click here to contribute.
See the right hand column for details of fund raising events and appeals including an auction of promises and star prize raffle.
How to get help
See Richmondshire District Council's website for news updates and to contact the designated Flood Recovery Link Worker by phone or email.
Phone Richmondshire District Council on 01748 901016 or click here to email them.
Out of hours phone 01653 697737
Environment Agency Floodline, phone 0345 988 1188
Two Ridings Community Foundation is working with the local community affected by flooding. We have volunteers from the Hub & council knocking on doors with our forms. Please do apply, the funds are here to help you.
Click ms_4420.pdf to open more information about this fund in a pdf format.
Reeth Medical Centre have a page of useful advice on dealing with the after effects of the flooding.
Help for farmers who have lost feed and bedding is available from Forage Aid.
Ruth Calvert is running this fund raiser at the Town Hall pub in Richmond on 15th August and at Liberty Health and Fitness on 22nd August. 100% of her commission will go to flood relief funds.
Massed Band Concert at St Andrew’s Church, Grinton.
On Saturday 7th September the brass bands of Leyburn, Muker and Reeth are coming together, on this one-off occasion, to perform a Massed Band Concert in St Andrew’s Church, Grinton.
Everyone involved is giving their services freely, so all monies raised at this joint concert will be for victims of the July 30.
The concert will start at 7.30pm and there will be refreshments served during the interval. There will also be a raffle. All they ask is that people come along and make a donation on the night and buy raffle tickets.
Why not bring your family and friends, support your local community, listen to some ‘Yorkshire Brass’, and hear the magnificent sound of three combined bands in a wonderful venue!
It’s going to be a fantastic evening, bringing all our community together – and all in aid of a good cause!
If you require any more information, please call Glenn – 07831 245130 or Gail – 07740 443646.
Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Flood Relief
Please see their Facebook page or contact the Team directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
The flood on Tuesday 30th July 2019 left over 70 homes, farms and some businesses devastated. The Flood Response Hub set up in Reeth helped deal with the initial aftermath of the floods, with hundreds of people getting involved and a phenomenal quantity of food, clothing and other essential items donated. Work has begun to clean up homes, rebuild walls and tracks, and allow those affected to return to normal life.
To make sure we can continue to offer support we are now proposing two fund raising events. The aim is to raise as much money as we can and to make sure it is used on essential repairs to get people back into their homes as soon as possible. All money raised will be distributed by the Two Ridings Community Foundation to those affected in Arkengarthdale and Swaledale.
The first event will be an auction of promises (date and venue to be confirmed but likely to be held locally in September). The second will be a star prize raffle. Tickets for the raffle will be sold in pubs, shops and at local shows and the raffle will be drawn at the end of October.
To make both of these events happen we need your help. Here are some of the ways you can get involved:
Prizes for the raffle – We are looking for three star prizes! We would like these to be really amazing and we need to think big e.g. a weeks holiday for two!
Promises and auction pledges – e.g. an experience money can’t usually buy; a short break, meal for two, new electrical goods, or anything else you can think of!
Please spread the word and ask people to contact the fundraising team on email@example.com