Prince Charles to visit flood victims

Prince Charles is to visit flood-hit Cumbria next week, it has been announced.

Prince Charles to visit flood victims

Britain's Prince Charles is to visit flood-hit Cumbria on Monday (21.12.15).

The 67-year-old royal will tour parts of the region to see for himself how communities are coping with the aftermath of Storm Desmond, which devastated thousands of homes and businesses.

A Clarence House spokeswoman said: "The visit will recognise the efforts of those who helped in the relief operation as well as showing the progress of repair work as local communities prepare for Christmas and look ahead to the new year."

Charles will speak to a number of families in the area to see how they've contended with the recent problems, while he will also meet members of the emergency services who have been offering assistance to people in need of support.

Earlier this month, Charles made an undisclosed donation to the Cumbria Community Foundation, which helps those people affected by the floods.

Meanwhile, his Prince's Countryside Fund has also released £40,000 from its emergency fund and launched a public appeal, which has raised an additional £20,000 in aid of the flooding victims.

The recent floods means a large number of families are going to have to spend Christmas away from their homes.

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