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Community ‘pulled together’ after floods

Natalie Whitlam, Natasha Donskoy and Toni Worviell donate to the flood appeal at St Oswald's Church Hall, Keadby.  (Buy this photo E1722TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

Natalie Whitlam, Natasha Donskoy and Toni Worviell donate to the flood appeal at St Oswald's Church Hall, Keadby. (Buy this photo E1722TS) Picture: Tony Saxton

An Isle community’s efforts to help and support each other following last month’s floods has drawn people closely together.

Volunteer worker Paula Chapman of Scunthorpe said she was really impressed by the community spirit shown by Keadby residents, following the December 5 deluge.

Paula, 33, helped to co-ordinate recovery efforts throughout the Isle and Scunthorpe. She said: “I saw how badly people had been affected and wanted to help. I don’t think many people realise the extent of what some people went through. But it’s been fantastic to see how it has pulled everyone together.”

Volunteers, including flood victims, manned St Oswald’s Church Hall at Keadby most days after the Trent burst its banks and swamped Station Road and Chapel Lane among other areas.

Donations of food and clothing were taken to the church hall as a drop-off point then redistributed to those who needed them.

Repairs to the wall where water forced its way through in Keadby have now been completed.

 

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