An insurance company went the extra mile when it stumped up cash to help people affected by the floods.

Kew Insurance, which has been doing business in Richmond for more than 20 years, made a donation of £100 to the Somerset Emergency Flood Relief following the recent bad weather.

David Boynette, managing director of Kew, said: “We are keen to assist victims of floods.

“The terrible situation with flood victims resonates particularly with Kew’s team as our offices are located close to the River Thames in Richmond.

“In view of the many people who are suffering in Staines, Sunbury and Shepperton, and, of course Somerset, we consider ourselves to be incredibly lucky to have escaped the ravages of flooding.

“Considering how close Richmond residents, as well as those in Twickenham and Teddington, are to the river, we have had a very lucky escape, thus far.”