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British Companies Rise to the Challenge to Support Flood Devastated Communities in the South West

In Kind Direct UK Flood Relief Appeal
PRLog - March 3, 2014 - LONDON -- HRH The Prince of Wales's Charity, In Kind Direct, is working with UK companies which, this week, have made a significant contribution of goods and resources to assist in the aftermath of the recent floods.

The charity has provided a wide range of essential supplies to the Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG), to support local communities in desperate need, and aid with the clean-up effort in the South West.

The essential supplies include: household cleaning products, mops, brushes, soap, toilet rolls, baby wipes, nappies, batteries and soup.

The items were generously donated at very short notice to In Kind Direct by companies including Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Kimberly-Clark, Church & Dwight and Premier Foods following an appeal to help tackle the devastation left in the wake of the receding flood waters.

Midlands-based haulier Kingscote Rojay Ltd (KRL) is transporting the products from In Kind Direct’s warehouse in Telford to the flood affected areas free of charge.

Somerset FLAG is a group run entirely by volunteers and is coordinating support on the ground. FLAG set up an emergency relief centre where volunteers can distribute goods to people that have lost their belongings, are stranded or are unable to return to their homes.

Luisa Fontana, a local resident says:

"The situation isn't over yet. Flood victims are likely to be displaced from their homes and businesses, for months to come. The pumping program and the weather are two big factors in the hope of returning to normal. These items from In Kind Direct will be invaluable in helping people to clean up and get back on their feet."

In Kind Direct, CEO, Robin Boles states: “It is urgent and critical to get these essential items to where they are really needed. This is being made possible thanks to fantastic support from our goods donors and the generosity of KRL. The clean-up is only just beginning and now is when we really need practical support from UK manufacturers and retailers. The government and local agencies can only do so much and the demand is greatly outstripping current supplies.'

'In Kind Direct sources donations of new products and re-distributes these goods to UK charities, which they use to run their services or give out to people in need. We have now worked with 925 manufacturers and retailers, who have donated £130 million in value of new consumer products.

To date In Kind Direct has helped 6,600 charities access a wide range of essential products including household goods, toiletries, clothing, toys and nursery items. '

--Notes for Editors---

For more information on In Kind Direct please contact Rachel Butler, Marketing and Communications Manager:
020 7398 5510 or rachel@inkinddirect.org

Goods will be collected from the Telford warehouse at approximately 10am on Thursday 27th Feb and delivered to Somerset on Friday 28th Feb.

To arrange an interview with a member of FLAG Somerset please contact Bryony Sadler: 07770 965575

In Kind Direct was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996. Since then In Kind Direct has distributed;
£130 million worth of goods from more than925 companies.

6,600 UK based charities have received products from In Kind Direct, helping millions of people in need every year.

Charities, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and community groups can all register for free via the website www.inkinddirect.org to benefit from the service.

View In Kind Direct’s short video to find out more about how the service works: www.inkinddirect.org/IKDvideo (http://www.inkinddirect.org/IKDvideo_3m57s).

Charities, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and community groups can all register for free via the website www.inkinddirect.org to benefit from the service.

Individuals and companies interested in supporting In Kind Direct should visit www.inkinddirect.org to find out more.
Charities use the products received from In Kind Direct to run their services or give out to beneficiaries in need for free.

Examples are:

A homeless hostel which provides essentials such as soap, razors, toothpaste and toothbrushes for new visitors

A domestic abuse shelter that offers an emergency pack of toiletries and clothing to women, and toys for children fleeing violent situations

A day care centre which receives all of its cleaning supplies and crockery through the service.

In Kind Direct distributes to charities across the UK from a warehouse on Stafford Park in Telford:

TSB (The Service Business), Unit A, Stafford Park 2, Telford, TF3 3ARWarehouse Information: In Kind Direct’s 27,500ft² warehouse has been managed by The Service Business (TSB) in Telford since February 2009. Nine TSB staff work on In Kind Direct’s operations, in addition to two permanent In Kind Direct staff.

More information on the Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG) in Somerset can be found here: www.flagsomerset.org.uk Goods are being delivered to Old Somerfield Distribution Centre, Junction 24, Huntworth Business Park, Bridgewater TA6 6PS. The centre will be initially open daily from 10am – 3pm and can be contacted during these hours on 07754407282.

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In Kind Direct
020 7398 5510

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