Devizes firm rallies to help flood victims

This Is Wiltshire: Matt Rose helps deliver the boxes from D S Smith to Laura Self at her home in Trowbridge Matt Rose helps deliver the boxes from D S Smith to Laura Self at her home in Trowbridge

Devizes packaging company D S Smith has come to the aid of two Wiltshire women who set out to help the flood victims on the Somerset Levels.

Laura Self, 25, of Trowbridge, and Rebecca Wilkins, 24, of Melksham, set up a Facebook page, “Somerset we are here to help donation group”, to appeal for donations for people who had lost everything when water indundated their homes.

Staff at D S Smith saw the appeal and contacted the two women, offering 800 cardboard boxes in which to deliver the aid. Employee Matt Rose said: “We got in contact with Laura and Rebecca and, as a local business, we were happy to help and support a very good cause.

“Managing director Steve Hinton was more than happy to help the cause and a small team at Devizes, Matt Hulland and Alan Dickinson, got in contact with the organisation.”

Mr Rose and his colleague Les Szgmanski delivered a lorry load of cardboard boxes to the two women, essential to pack up all the donations for delivery.

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