Cumbria Floods – Auction

December 3, 2009

Very shortly after we moved into our house that we had spent a lot of time and effort doing up we were flooded. In bloody July. Not exactly expected. We got a call at work and flew out of there like our pants were on fire. It was by far the worst car journey we had ever had together, not knowing how bad it was and what was happening was horrific. I remember keeping it together until we were just down the road and then just falling apart. We came round the corner to see fire engines everywhere and chaos.

Luckily, our neighbors had done what they could without being able to get into our house and put sandbags around the doors and when we got inside it was just surface water throughout the downstairs of our house and conservatory. It was still a nightmare dealing with insurance, getting 4 month old carpets relaid and all that clearing up.

The floods in Cumbria last month have left 900 families homeless. Among them are young families, the elderly, those with disabilities. There is a way we can help them.
The amazing Kat from Housewife Confidential has set up an online charity auction in aid of the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund.
The auction is being hosted by the fabulous Natalie at Bambino Goodies.
Many bloggers have donated auction lots, or used their contacts to ask for help. There are too many to mention here.
You can read all about the stunning auction lots

or go straight to the bidding page.
The auction closes at 6pm on Sunday 6th December.

Please, take time to go and look and bid on something, even if it is small. You could pick up some Christmas presents!


  • Reply Emma Louise December 4, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    The bravery of that policeman who died whilst trying to saves lives has not left my mind.
    I couldn't imagine being homeless, As a young family with no money I don't know what we would do if we were to be forced out of our house due to flooding.. We would have no where to go or no money to survive. But at least we have a roof over our head.
    Will go check it out now & give what I can.

    Thank you for your kind comments on my bottle feeding post.

    I will be the same next time too.. Will try to breastfeed but if it doesn't happen then I wont bully myself with guilt. I will simply bottlefeed the same I'm doing now.
    My child is perfectly healthy and I believe he will live as long as any baby that was breastfed! 🙂 x

  • Reply Kat December 4, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Kelly, thank you for writing about our auction! I will keep my fingers crossed that you are lucky in your bidding. K x

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