‘My firm was submerged in water due to Doncaster flooding’

Bosses at Doncaster business Clutter Hut have told how the shop was submerged in water during the floods.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 12:20 pm
Updated Monday, 18th November 2019, 7:52 am

The local business on Marsh Gate has been under three feet of water thanks to heavy rainfall but they have decided to raise money for the flood victims in Bentley.

Owner Mark Greig woke up this morning at 5am to the news that his business was submerged.

He said: “I was woken up by a call saying that it was getting deep.

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Yarborough Terrace, Bentley.

“I went down at around 7am and there was nothing that I could do, it was 3 feet deep.

“All the business surroundings were also flooded.”

“The water came down and filled Marsh Gate up like a cereal bowl”

Unfortunately, second-hand goods can’t be insured.

Mark and Debbie of clutter hut

“It’s going to cost a bomb to clean all of this up,” Mark continued.

“I always try to look for a silver lining but there isn’t one here.

“It’s a damn shame that it’s going to all be wasted.

“Hopefully I will bounce back.”

Mark began to raise money to get his shop back on track but after he saw the devastation of the homes in Bentley he started to fundraise money for the victims.

One such area was Yarborough Terrace which on Friday, November 8 was flooded.

Lynn Roberts, of Bentley Road said her daughter lived on Yarbourgh terrace. She said: “My daughter lives down there it’s horrendous. She’s very upset.

“It’s up to our wellies.

“It’s been like this before in 2007.

“We wish it would stop raining.”

They have so far raised over £1000 using gofundme you can donate here