Monday, 7 January 2002


On reopening after the Christmas break we walked in to find the basement under water. All our equipment which had been stashed away for the Grotto was under water. The Belper News reporter arrived before the Fire Brigade! It took 3 hours to pump out the basement, Bingorama supported us again by bringing hot drinks over free of charge to all the people helping with the clean up operation. TVs, Computers and furniture were brought out soaking wet to be scrapped. The next morning Alan Benfield electrician came in and made the centre safe, we re opened the same night with half the space until the rest of the rooms could be mad safe.
We received £100 from the Police recovered property auction. Various items of furniture and equipment were donated after an appeal went out.

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