Newsprint’s benev­o­lent fund helps flood vic­tims

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THE re­cent floods caused wide­spread dev­as­ta­tion around the north of Eng­land and Scot­land and many homes and busi­nesses have been left with a heart-break­ing mess to clear up.

It is not only prop­erty that has been ru­ined, peo­ple’s lives have been wrecked as well. But help is at hand for some vic­tims from a lit­tle known source – benev­o­lent funds.

Up and down the coun­try there are more than 100 benev­o­lent funds and trusts that help peo­ple in need and many flood vic­tims might well be able to ask one of th­ese benev­o­lent funds for help.

One such fund is the New­strAid Benev­o­lent Fund.

Founded in 1839 in Fleet Street and count­ing Charles Dick­ens among its for­mer pres­i­dents, New­strAid helps any­one from the UK news­pa­per and mag­a­zine trade who falls on hard times – and few things can be harder than try­ing to get one’s life, home or busi­ness back on track af­ter a dev­as­tat­ing flood.

New­strAid is al­ready help­ing a num­ber of peo­ple left shat­tered by the re­cent floods and could help more if only they knew that help was avail­able.

New­strAid helps any­one who works in or has worked in the re­tail­ing, whole­sal­ing or dis­tri­bu­tion of news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines in the UK.

A call to their helpline on 01279 879569 or an email to their wel­fare team at old­ben@ new­ may well re­sult in much needed help and as­sis­tance in re­cov­er­ing from the worst flood­ing in liv­ing mem­ory.

Many other benev­o­lent funds and trusts can also be ac­cessed by go­ing to and check­ing to see if there is an or­gan­i­sa­tion that could help.

●● A clean-up op­er­a­tion af­ter the flood­ing

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