I have had several requests for information about where to send aid for the people of Cockermouth affected by the flooding.
The Cumbria Community Foundation has set up a Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund for individuals, families and voluntary groups that have suffered in the flooding. See the Cumbria Community Foundation website for more information.
The Rotary Clubs of Cockermouth and Keswick have also launched a charity appeal to help people affected by the flooding who are unable to afford insurance due to having been flooded previously and have no means to repair their homes. You can donate to this appeal using PayPal. See the Rotary Club of Keswick website. Alternatively you can send a cheque direct to David Collins (one of our neighbours) who is organizing the appeal for Rotary Club of Cockermouth.