Stuart Macone’s parents were flooded out

Stuart Maconie

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STUART Maconie has spoken to Goss about supporting his parents who were flooded out over Christmas.

Peter, 83, and Alice, 82, Maconie were one of several residents in Brockhurst Walk, Worsley Mesnes, to become victim of the floods on Boxing Day.

It has all been a bit of a nightmare, but the community has been brilliant. Everyone has been getting together, helping to repair the damage and donate items

Stuart Maconie

As their living room was covered in several inches of water, they were forced out of their home and broadcaster and author Stuart organised for them to stay at a hotel and he also bought them furniture.

He said: “I have been helping my parents out, helping them get new beds and I put them into Mercure Hotel the first night and then property management company Guinness Partnership paid for them to stay with the rest of the neighbours in Premier Inn.

“My parents own their own flat but pay a service charge to Guinness, so the trust took them on board.

“I expect them to be able to move back in next week - I am hoping the damage is not that bad,

“I think the water was in the flat for about 10 hours, so it went away quite quickly. All the floorboards have had to be ripped up and the electrical equipment and cables are not longer usable.

“They can’t put their electricity on and things are drying out.

“Some of their neighbours have had it much worse.

“It has all been a bit of a nightmare, but the community has been brilliant. Everyone has been getting together, helping to repair the damage and donate items.

“It is so great to see.”