Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015

In the light of the disastrous flooding which has affected so many of our friends and neighbours in Cumbria this year, I and my family are not sending a large number of hard copy Christmas cards this year: instead we will be donating the money we would have used to buy and post Christmas cards to the Cumbria Community Foundation's flood appeal.

This is a one off, but we feel that using the money in this way is more in accordance with the true spirit of Christmas than sending cards.

(We will still be sending e-cards using the Jacquie Lawson website, to which we had subscribed long before Storm Desmond.)

Cumbria Community Foundation launched the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal on Saturday 5th December 2015 with an initial target of £1m but due to the scale of the damage caused and following more recent flooding this was increased to £5 million and now £6 million.

In an incredible display of generosity £3.5 million has already been donated by the public, and over half a million in grants already handed out to those affected, but there is still much more to do.

If you want to support those who were affected by the floods in Cumbria this year, you can donate by Just Giving at

Or by sending a cheque made payable to Cumbria Community Foundation and sent to CCF, Dovenby Hall, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0PN.

Or send a text to 70070 with the message ‘FLUD15’ and a monetary amount. For example, ‘FLUD15 £10’

If you were affected by the December 2015 floods in Cumbria and need help,

Here is a link to the Cumbria Foundation Flood Recovery Fund online application form:

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