In response to a sudden and significant flooding flood event in the Foyle valley – focussing on the area of Strabane, Eglinton and parts of Derry-Londonderry – on Saturday 23rd July (and mirroring action taken following disastrous flooding in August 2017), the Irish Society learned that Community Foundation for NI had created a £20,000 ‘pot’ from their Acorn Fund for making recovery grants to community groups in these areas. Trustees were invited to consider making a donation of £5,000 to the Acorn North West Flood Fund as soon as possible for CFNI to put to good use. With reports of over 300 homes and families being affected, together with many businesses and infrastructural items, Trustees and members of the Local Advisory Committee readily gave their agreement to the Irish Society playing its part in the relief effort. Siofra Healy, Director of Development & Communications, wrote “On behalf of everyone at the Community Foundation and the communities that will benefit …” to “… thank The Honourable The Irish Society for its generosity”. And we look forward to receiving an update on how the donation has been used and what impact it is making in the community.