Datchett Flood Helpline

A the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, Britain was the reciupient of a stream of heavy and unusual storms. They started by flooding the South-West of England. They moved and affeted many areas of the UK. The Thames broke it's bavjs in a number of places, flooding residential and farm areas along its course.

 

The Lions Club of Burnham and other clubs in our region and UK wide, rose to the need of the community and many volunteers came to the aid of those affectred by the flood.

 

Here are some photos taken by Lion Phil, after the worst of the flood in Datchet had passed, to help manage the volunteer effort, progress the resolution of local peoples' needs and keep neighbours informed of the help to hand. Aided bythe local and national services from the Royal Fusileers, Fire service and Police along with many others.

 

Locals and businesses also contributed essential materials to the efforts with non-perishable food parcels, cleaning material and food for the volunteers.


 

Flooded - Datchet recreational ground after days of pumping

Flooded - Datchet recreational ground after days of pumping

 Flood information desk inside Datchet Hall

Flood information desk inside Datchet Hall

Sue and Lion Phil main the information point

Yvonne and Lion Phil main the information point

Shirley manages the data 

Shirley manages the electronic data

Susan takes a callSusan takes a call

Adrrian and Mike keeping the twitter and facebook feeds up to date

Adrrian and Mike keeping the twitter and facebook feeds up to date

Volunteers checking in

Volunteers checking in

The ladies at the counter giving lunch to the Royal Fusileers generously donated by the local Harvister Restaurant

The ladies at the counter serving lunch to the Royal Fusileers, generously donated by the local Harvester Restaurant

Hot beverages keep everyone going throughout the day

Hot beverages keep everyone going throughout the day

 

PRIDE IN THE COMMUNITY

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