Longridge Rotary Club members help collect £12,000 for flood victims

Rotarian Richard Garside collecting for flood victims at Barton Grange Garden Centre.
Rotarian Richard Garside collecting for flood victims at Barton Grange Garden Centre.

Collections for victims of the recent floods carried out by members of the Longridge and North Preston Rotary Club at Barton Grange Garden Centre at Brock prior to Christmas raised the fantastic sum of £12,000.

Club community chairman Jack Giddins said events then overtook them, with yet more severe flooding.

Now the Christmas and new year festivities are over, he said the club would be looking at how to best spend the money, also taking Ribchester into account.

Besides Barton Grange’s collections, he said they had received other kind 
donations, including one from the Wyre Dog Agility Club, and were very grateful.