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Pair set up fund 
for UK flood victims after deluge hits

Trisha Bircham with her son Ollie from Fish in The Rookery Newmarket collecting for the Somerset Appeal.

Trisha Bircham with her son Ollie from Fish in The Rookery Newmarket collecting for the Somerset Appeal.

Kind-hearted owners of a Newmarket business have set up a collection appeal to help support flood-hit victims in the south-west of England.

Colin and Trisha Bircham, who own Fish Burwell in the Guineas Shopping Centre, have decided to start up a fund to help raise cash for the Somerset Flood Relief Fund.

Set-up by the Somerset Community Foundation, the fund aims to raise £150,000 to help support those families and communities worst hit by the recent floods.

“It is very sad watching the news and seeing these people that have been under water since December as things down there will never be the same there again,” said Trisha, co-owner.

“We seem to send a lot of relief abroad when something like this happens but not enough when it is needed closer to home.

“As we have friends down there we decided that something should be done about it so that is why we set up the collection. “

Early signs are encouraging with the couple already collecting £25 from customers since launching the appeal on Friday.

“We have not set any targets as the aim is just to try and raise as much as we can,” said Trisha.

“People have already been very kind in dropping money into the bucket as I think a lot of people feel the same about it the situation as we do.”

For more information about the Somerset Flood Relief Fund visit www.somersetcf.org.uk or contact 01749 344949.

 

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