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Spades and shovels help with flood relief work

Published: 10 March 2014
A donation of Yeoman spades and shovels is helping Somerset flood victims rebuild their lives.
Spades and shovels help with flood relief work
Following an appeal from Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG), Solus Garden & Leisure delivered 83 Yeoman spades and 52 Yeoman shovels to help with the clear-up.

Flood waters have only just receded enough to allow home and business owners back into their properties to survey the damage and to start clearing away the mud and debris left behind.

Stuart Smith, who gave up his job to co-ordinate the relief efforts of local volunteers, said the spades and shovels will be of an immense help during the clear-up.

He added: "We need them to clear contaminated mud and debris out of people's homes and gardens - we're digging out feet-deep of bacteria and fungi-laden silt from houses and taking it to landfill.

"We're a month into the flooding already and there's no end in sight yet. But the support and donations we've had from well-wishers locally and around the country has been amazing."

FLAG has launched an appeal to help flood victims. Visit www.justgiving.com/somerset-community-found-flood-appeal to make a donation.

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