Flood victims in Whitby are to benefit from an appeal fund which has so far raised more than £6,000 and is still growing.

The campaigners have also collected clothing and furniture to help a number of families swamped by deluges such as the tidal surge.

The appeal was set up on Facebook by the West Cliff Congregational Church. It is no longer asking for furniture but cash donations can be left at Agars Home Furnishers on Flowergate.