Prince visits Flood victims in St Asaph
The Prince of Wales has met flooding victims and those who have helped get the city back on its feet during a visit to St Asaph Cathedral.
The city was hit by floods last Tuesday and today (Monday 3 December) Prince Charles came to St Asaph to meet those who have been affected by the devastation.
The Prince was greeted at the Cathedral by Bishop Gregory and the Dean - Very Revd Nigel Williams - before being introduced to Revd Val Rowlands and Revd Elaine Atack who have been offering pastoral support to flood victims.
Inside the Cathedral the Prince met members of the RNLI, the Red Cross and local secondary school children. He also met other members of the public who had been personally affected by the floods – not just in St Asaph but also in Ruthin.
The Prince’s visit also included a trip to the Roe Parc estate which was flooded last week and to the local fire station to meet with members of the emergency services.
After his visit, the Dean of St Asaph Cathedral the Very Reverend Nigel Williams said:
“I’m really pleased that The Prince decided to come because he was with us in our joy when we received City status and now he’s come alongside us in our sorrow – this has made a vast difference to the people of this community.
“He’s got a deep sense of concern for the individuals who have been affected, especially the fact that these floods have gone through people’s homes. People are glad that he’s been to the affected areas and that has been very well received.”
Prince Charles meeting members of Scottish Power at the Cathedral
The Prince has made a donation to the Mayor of St Asaph's Flood Relief Fund. Anyone else wishing to give to this fund can hand their donation in at the Cathedral Office. Cheques should be made payable to “The Mayor of St Asaph’s Flood Relief Fund” or “The Mayor’s Charity Fund”.
Donations of food, bedding and clothing should be directed to the mobile unit set up beside St Asaph library. Offers of practical support should be emailed to Denbighshire Council.
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