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Boston flood victims get new fridges delivered this weekend

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: March 15, 2014

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Fifty-two Boston flood victims are due to receive new fridges this weekend to replace their water damaged appliances.

Boston Borough Council, working with Facebook group Get Boston Back On Its Feet,contacted flood victims and requested the fridges from the Government's Cabinet Office.

A range of companies made offers to the Prime Minister to offer support to flood victims.

Prime Minister David Cameron sent the offer on to the Cabinet Office, asking them to provide a matchmaking service linking offers of help with those most in need.

Peter Hunn, Boston Borough Council's principal community safety officer and chairman of the Boston flood recovery community resilience cell, completed a list of items required.

He said: "I noticed that Dixons had offered a quantity of white goods, including kettles, toasters, fridges, etc, on one of the daily Cabinet Office emails.

"I completed the template form and detailed flood-affected residents' requests we had collated during the past few months.

"Boston's requested items list was quite extensive and included 52 fridges.

"Dixons chose Boston to offer some of their products to.

"Within minutes of that notification by the Cabinet Office, Dixons contacted me asking when they could delivery 52 brand new fridges.

"On behalf of the flood victims of Boston and the borough council we would like to thank Dixons for this very generous offer.

"We are very grateful for the support and kind donations from companies such as Dixons, who have offered us white goods, food, bedding, furniture and many other items to aid in the recovery of our flood victims.

"We are still a long way from being back to normal and our requested items list is still quite large, but we will continue to make these requests and also make pleas for support until every one of our flood victims is back in their homes and have replaced the items damaged by flood waters."

The fridges arrived at the council's Fen Road Depot on Monday.

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  • bluetac  |  March 15 2014, 11:58AM

    Wonder if the recipients are offered extra warranty .... For what ever happens.

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