Pub comes to Lincoln flood victims’ aid

By Nicholas Robinson contact

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Care from pub: the Woolpack at Wainfleet came to the aid of victims of the floods
Care from pub: the Woolpack at Wainfleet came to the aid of victims of the floods
Victims of a flood caused by torrential rain in Wainfleet, Lincoln, are being supported by local pub the Woolpack Hotel after many residents were driven out of their homes.

Almost 600 homes in the area were evacuated after two months’ of rain fell in just two days, causing the Steeping River to burst its banks.

Mike Bradberry, landlord and owner of the Woolpack, has organised several fundraising events to support locals who had been affected by the flood, which affected most residents on 13 June.

“The Woolpack Wainfleet is offering free teas and coffees, plus a warm, dry place to sit down to anyone affected by the flooding or working to help others all day today,” a post on the pub’s Facebook page read.

Available to take away

“We are also doing bacon sandwiches for just £1 if that’s any help to people. All of the above is also available to take away if that suits. Stay safe out there.”

Bradberry told The Morning Advertiser ​he had been busy helping locals and putting on activities since the flooding began and was, therefore, not able to comment.

On Father’s Day (Sunday 16 June), when the pub would usually give away free beer, the Woolpack instead announced it would donate £1 from every Sunday roast served to the relief fund.

Money from the pub’s weekly quiz night has also been donated to the relief fund, while luxurious prizes including a bottle of Champagne as well as vouchers for meals at the pub were on offer.

Pub commended

Customers and other well-wishers commended the pub’s activities on Facebook, saying how generous the initiatives were.

“You are all amazing. Well done to all the wonderful staff,” one comment read.

Another from Charles Teuma read: “Concern, kindness, and community spirit. Well done Woolpack.”

A post from Steve Garrill read: “What a great gesture – thinking of everyone in Wainfleet.”

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