Topsham church raises £521 for victims of floods

PUBLISHED: 15:34 26 January 2016 | UPDATED: 15:34 26 January 2016

Tony Raven with the church collection money.

Tony Raven with the church collection money.


Kind-hearted churchgoers in Topsham have raised more than £500 for the flooding victims of Croston in Lancashire.

St Margaret’s Church was inspired to act after seeing the scenes of devastation following Storms Eva and Desmond.

The potential damage could be £1.5billion as around 16,000 homes were flooded in England.

The Reverend Tony Raven said the church had a duty to act and help others.

He said: “The church has raised £521 for the village of Croston in Lancashire, which has been affected by the floods.

“Topsham was flooded in 2013, not as badly, but the Recreation Ground was flooded, as was The Strand and the Goat Walk land.

“We held a hymn-a-thon, where people turn and request what hymns we played. It went well and we had more than 100 people turn up. The message of Christianity is about love and reconciliation and we’ve a role to play in helping people.”

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