WE are delighted to report that thousands of pounds in donations have been made to our appeal fund to help victims of Storm Dennis in Herefordshire.

It will also now be even easier for those affected by flooding to get help from the fund, thanks to the involvement of local payment solutions company allpay.

The Storm Dennis Flood Appeal fund is a joint initiative between the Hereford Times and the Herefordshire Community Foundation.


Donations of more than £12,000 have already been made since it was launched on Monday (February 17).

The involvement of allpay means the fund can now give a pre-paid payment card to any household whose property in Herefordshire has been affected.

Applications can be made by completing the form at www.herefordshirecf.org or telephoning 01432 272550.

The payment card will be loaded with a one-off amount that will, hopefully, alleviate some of the immediate impact of being flooded. 

Frank Myers, chairman of the Herefordshire Community Foundation, said: “It is very reassuring to have the support of allpay, such a valuable employer in the county, and a leader in its field.

"Any resident of Herefordshire who has been flooded can apply for the initial emergency grant.”

Tony Killeen, owner and managing director of allpay added: “As a proud Herefordshire-based business, I am delighted we can support this fund.

"In addition to providing the means to give this money quickly, we will be adding our own donation and our charity committee will be running a fund-raising event today (Thursday).

"Our thoughts are with everyone affected.”

To donate to the fund visit www.herefordshirecf.org or text CLEANUP 10 to 70085 to donate £10. Texts costs £10 plus your standard rate message. You can give any whole amount up to £20.