Well, people are stepping up. A fundraising page has already had over £2500 in funds pledged by concerned citizens.
Tony and Mandy's independent comic book store in Hebden Bridge has been destroyed by the recent flooding in West Yorkshire. Despite their best efforts to save everything, their stock, fixtures and fittings have been lost and/or damaged beyond repair. The shop is not insured after theirs and other businesses have been refused insurance because of flood risk/previous damage.
And comic creator Rufus Dayglo is organising a comic book auction for additional funds and awareness.
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Hebden Bridge was devastated in the Christmas floods. They've lost everything. They had no insurance as after the last floods they insurance companies wouldn't cover them. I'm donating art and prints to them, as incentives for their Just giving page. Anyone else able to donate. Let's help out an Independant shop that has supported us
This is also a call to publishers and distributors to help out a store with stock levels – it was unable to get flood insurance after a previous flood and so is incredibly vulnerable right now. Anything you can do to help them become a viable business again will be most welcome.
You can get in touch here. They've already had promises of support from Jimmy Palmiotti and Gail Simone.