Prince Charles working to help flood victims
Britain’s Prince Charles is striving to help flood-stricken families in the UK.
The 67-year-old royal’s Countryside Fund has announced a £40,000 grant to support rural communities, farmers and businesses affected by the flooding, as more heavy rain is set to hit parts of the country.
The announcement comes after Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth, expressed her sympathy for those people who have already been affected by the devastation.
She wrote: “Please convey my sympathy to all those whose homes or livelihoods have been affected by the recent flooding
“My thanks go to members of the emergency services, local authorities, military personnel and volunteers who are providing assistance in these difficult conditions.”
Meanwhile, the British government has also offered to help via its Cobra group, which is charged with dealing with such problems.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s official spokesman said: “In terms of helping to get communities, households and businesses back on their feet Cobra agreed that there should be relief from council tax and business rates.
“This is one of the measures that would be put in place to support those that have been forced from their properties.”