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Leeds floods aftermath: Seagulls Paint asks for your help

29 December 2015

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A Kirkstall social enterprise left flooded after the Boxing Day deluge has launched a crowdfunding campaign – and is asking Leeds people to help out.

Seagulls Paint says it needs urgent assistance and support as it needs to dispose of large amounts of hazardous material – and instigate a mass clean up of its warehouse.

Seagulls, based off Kirkstall Road, is an environmental social enterprise which promotes the re-use of discarded paint.

The floods caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to the not-for-profit enterprise.

  • Money will be used for the following:
  • Industrial hygienic cleaning
  • the disposal of hazardous waste substances
  • Electrical repair
  • Replacement of destroyed equipment, tools, furniture etc

Catherine Hyde, from Seagulls, said crowdfunding campaign’s £2,000 target will cover the base of the main costs, but there would be many others that will emerge.

She added:

“All the support you can give will be so appreciated. We need to be back open and functioning immediately. After the Christmas closure, there will already be a mass of paint waiting for collection from all the waste sites of Leeds, as well as large numbers of staff and volunteers relying on us.

“We are in now working out an action plan and about to get underway. Your help will be so appreciated.”



Seagulls’ crowdfunding campaign can be found here.

There are similar post-floods crowdfunding campaigns launched by Freedom Mills, Aire Place Studios and Blueberry Hill Studios.




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