Lions roar into action to help Whalley flood victims

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People whose homes and businesses in Whalley were hit by flooding last weekend have been offered a helping hand by the town’s Lions Club.

Whalley and District Lions has a crisis fund which has been made available across the UK to help in these types of situations and the group is keen to help residents who have been affected and need help and support.

The club now have 24 members who are giving their time and efforts to support and assist in the local area. Gillian Darbyshire, the President, who was in Whalley Village as King Street was flooded said: ‘It all happened very quickly and I haven’t seen it flood like this in 20 years of living here.

“It was like wading through a river. We feel for the residents who may have been affected and need some support and we have access to a pot of funds to provide some small grants to help and assist residents who have been badly affected.

“We are also local people who care about our community and could lend a hand if neede.’’

The Lions International is the largest voluntary humanitarian group in the world where all funds go directly to helping in crisis and so many good causes. You can get in touch via email and to donate to the floods go to and make your donation under Flood appeal.

Every penny donated with go directly to the cause.