1,000 businesses were flooded in Calder Valley on Boxing Day. This project is to help c.100 of them to get back on their feet & smile again!
The Christmas spirit was abruptly cut short in 2015 when massive floods burst the banks of the River Calder and the Calderdale Canal overflowed into streets and buildings on Boxing Day, creating chaos for thousands of householders and over 1,000 businesses. Retailers, industry and offices were all devastated.
How do I get involved?
- Please either choose one of the rewards to the right hand side of the screen. Many of these products showcase our businesses and our beautiful region on the edge of the Pennines in West Yorkshire. More details about the businesses we are supporting are further down this page.
- Or if you wish to make an immediate donation instead of a reward, please choose the £5 ‘thanks’ pledge and you can amend the amount on the next screen. Please tick the ‘gift aid’ box if you are a UK taxpayer.
- More rewards are being added every few days, so please come back and look again later. Experiences, weekend breaks and more products will be added to this list once the current ones are sold out.
- And please share this campaign with your friends and family so we can spread the word!
The businesses involved in this campaign are generally family owned or independent small businesses. They are the lifeblood of our economy, our employers and the future for our children. They are retailers, engineers, transport companies, restaurants, cafes, professionals, tourist attractions and pubs. Typically thriving and vibrant towns, high streets, and industrial estates are now subdued. Their people are in shock and shattered. Business owners, in some cases, are facing months of repairs to rebuild their broken enterprises.
Read all their individual stories about what happened to them as a result of the floods by clicking here on the Business for Calderdale Website