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Flood relief fund

The Facebook group, Get Boston Back on Its Feet, has opened up its flood relief assistance fund to applications for help.

You can apply for help by going online at www.bostonaid.co.uk and completing an application form, or you can call in to Boston Borough Council's offices at Municipal Buildings in West Street to fill out a form with group volunteers. They will be in the atrium on Wednesday and Thursday, February 12 and 13, and the following Wednesday and Thursday, February 19 and 20, between the hours of 9.30am and 3pm.

The group's funds, raised by generous donations, will be used to purchase items to replace those destroyed by the flood.

Applications will be dealt with on a priority basis and items should be available within two to three weeks.

Mark Whelan, Facebook group organiser, said: "Thank you to our amazing team of volunteers and the businesses and individuals who have donated funds to support the cause."

Donations are still being accepted by the fund and events being held to raise money for it. You can make a donation to the group's Barclays Bank account "Boston Flood Appeal", account number 93414892, sort code 20 11 13. 

Facebook group colleague Mark Douglass said: "So many donations have so far come from so many people. It has been phenomenal. It would be unfair to single any out, there are so many, so thanks to you all."

A concert is being planned - Flood Aid 2014 on Saturday, July 26 - to raise money for the floods fund.

Flood relief assistance fund applicants will need to provide the following information: Name, address of flooded property, items most urgently needed (cooker, carpets, fridge, washing machine, etc), details of any benefits already being received, an estimation of the amount requested from the fund, declarations of severity of flooding, whether registered disabled, over 65, any children aged under eight and whether the applicant has had to move out of the property.