Cornwall

Fund raises £130k for victims of Cornwall storms

  • 27 April 2014
  • From the section Cornwall
Huge waves crashed into Newlyn in February
Image caption Newlyn was one of many areas affected by flooding

More than £130,000 has been raised for people affected by the winter storms and floods in Cornwall.

The Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) said companies, organisations and individual donations had helped to raise the money.

Large waves, strong winds and torrential rain caused damage to properties across the county.

The foundation said it had helped almost 100 people over the past two months.

Oliver Baines, chief executive of the foundation, said he was "overwhelmed" by the support and emphasised all the money raised in Cornwall would be spent in the county.

He added that nearly £60,000 had already been given to people who were affected.

Image caption Many properties were flooded in Looe during the winter period

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