William and Kate donate thousands to Rhyl flood fund


Staff reporter (Rhyl Journal)

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have donated £5000 to help Rhyl flood victims.

The Rhyl Flood Appeal has received the unexpected donation from their Royal Highnesses, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Rhyl mayor Andy Rutherford said: "I was gobsmacked when the letter arrived but it goes to show that when you keep the awareness of an issue in the media things can, and do, happen.

"Thank you William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."

The community fund has raised more than £20,000 for victims of December's floods which left more than 150 homes in East Rhyl submerged.

Grants of £100 have already been given to residents while more funds will be dispersed.

Last week a grant of £24,375 was awarded for victims by the Community Foundation in Wales on behalf of private individuals.

A direct quote from the letter received from Kensington Palace said: "The Duke and Duchess realise that it is a long, slow and painful process for the many people displaced from their homes and as a token of their support, and to show the people of Rhyl that they are in their thoughts, Their Royal Highnesses would like to make a personal donation to your Rhyl Town Mayor's Flood Appeal."

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