Prince Charles visits flooding victims in Fishlake after torrential rain causes misery for thousands

The Prince of Wales has visited the Yorkshire village of Fishlake to see for himself the recovery operation after last month's devastating floods.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 1:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 1:38 pm

He met firefighters, police officers and soldiers on the outskirts of the village near Doncaster, then headed to the worst-affected areas.

Clarence House confirmed that Charles had made donations to flood relief funds in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

The donations, made through the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation, have been made to Foundation Derbyshire's flood relief fund and another from the South Yorkshire Community Foundation.

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The village of Fishlake, Doncaster, submerged under flood water. November 09, 2019.

The donations have been matched by the Duke of Westminster.

Last month the Army was called in to help the relief effort in stricken towns and villages across northern England and the Midlands following weeks of saturating rain.

Doncaster Council said 970 homes and businesses in the town were affected by the floods.