Lions Clubs of Doncaster launched an appeal to create eighty-five Christmas hampers for the households affected by the floods. The local council provided tinned items and Lions funded additional seasonal items.
One note of thanks to the Lions said:
“A very big heart felt thank you my hamper due to the flooding damage. This was such a kind gesture and a lovely surprise, it really touched me. The work you do is wonderful and if you’re making people smile like me then you are very special people.”
Several weeks later, around 170 properties have yet not dried out. Most of these are in Bentley and Scawthorpe areas that have been flooded several times. To help these residents, the council has collected a considerable amount of furniture and other items donated by businesses across the UK.
Proving their DIY skills, local Lions Club members have been assembling flat pack furniture, as well as helping to catalogue and sort out sofas, beds, mattresses and other household items ready for supply to those affected by the flooding.
Local Lions clubs donated £12,000 with Lions Club across the country responding to an appeal pledging £14,000 to date. The money donated by the clubs will be used to purchase white goods (cookers,fridge freezers and washing machines), soft furnishings, household linen and a welcome home pack. Each recipient will receive a certificate confirming that the items have been donated by the Lions Clubs.