A Suffolk pub flooded out during Storm Babet is being supported by a fundraising appeal aiming to raise £10,000 to replace appliances damaged when water entered the property.

In October, the EADT reported how the Railway Inn, in Station Road, Framlingham was inundated during heavy rainfall on October 20, leaving landlady Laura Robinson facing the prospect of being unable to open again until potentially the New Year.

Now a campaign has been launched on the donations website JustGiving to help Laura replace the equipment lost during the flood, particularly kitchen items such as the fridge and freezer.

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The money is needed because much of the pub's revenue had been used to pay off bills and the cost of cleaning the premises following the damage.

Laura said: "As a new business, we don't have many funds. It is about getting everything up and running again and buying new appliances."

During the flood, the water level reached knee height, destroying tables and chairs and much of the electrical equipment.

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Water also poured into the Railway Inn's garden after drains overflowed, with levels reaching chest height.

Laura praised the support she had received from the community, including families who had arrived out of the blue to help with clearing up after the flooding, even though she had never met them before.

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She said: "Everyone has been really amazing. They have just been helping to support and everything. 

"We had a family-of-five who came to help with the clear up. We have had people that we have not really seen before coming in to help us."

She was unsure when she would be able to open again, although in October she said she was facing at least a month-long closure.

To support the fundraising appeal, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/holly-anne-pitt

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