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£2k to help with floods clean-up

Flash flooding has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract. Pictured are Amanda Jubb, assistant fundraiser, and David Stewart, chief executive.

Flash flooding has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage at Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract. Pictured are Amanda Jubb, assistant fundraiser, and David Stewart, chief executive.

Bosses at Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice have been given a £2,000 donation to help clean up the care centre after recent flooding.

The hospice suffered thousands of pounds worth of damage as more than two feet of flood water swamped its kitchen, reception and corridors earlier this month.

Harworth Estates, which is currently redeveloping the former Prince of Wales Colliery site, has donated the cash to help with repairs.

Chris Davidson, Harworth Estates development manager, said: “The Prince of Wales Hospice is a key part of the local community and we were deeply saddened when we heard about the flooding.

“Given the proximity of the hospice to our development at the former colliery site, we thought it was only right that we made a donation to the recovery effort to get the hospice back on its feet.”

Hundreds of volunteers rushed to the hospice when torrential rain led to the Halfpenny Lane building flooding on August 14.

Its kitchen was left out of use for six days and staff were forced to rip up carpets and floors.

Tracey Mearns, partnership development co-ordinator for the hospice, said: “We really appreciate the donation from Harworth Estates.

“Repairs to damaged areas are underway and thankfully we have been able to continue to care for patients during this difficult time.

“It is only with support like this we can continue making a difference.”

 

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