Recently the countryside in our part of the world is making headlines for all the wrong reasons at the moment thanks to the dreadful flooding affecting the Somerset Levels.

Take at look at these remarkable images of the Somerset floods taken from space

From our Mole Hill here in North Somerset we are very conscious of how lucky we are that we do not have to deal with the tough challenges many homes and businesses are currently facing due to their property and premises overtaken by the floods.

We have pulled together a few links below for websites helping the communities on the ground with financial and practical hands-on support:

FLAG: FLAG or Flooding on the Levels Action Group is the main campaigning organisation and you can find their website here and find them on Facebook and Twitter. Via their Facebook page businesses are offering equipment, waterproof clothing, wellies, and food for volunteers or just about anything that will help make life easier for those affected by the floods or the volunteers supporting them. It really does all help!

DONATIONS: If you would like to donate directly to the Somerset Community Foundation appeal then click here and you will go straight through to their page. The SCF have been facilitating community philanthropy since 2002 and are experts at dealing with complicated fund raising projects.

VOLUNTEERING: Finally, if you have either time or special skills to offer to the volunteer groups working on the ground then the best places to head to register your support are the website and the FLAG Facebook page and pledge your support.