CIRENCESTER based Mitsubishi Motors have handed two 4x4 vehicles over to volunteers in Somerset to help with the flood relief effort and clean-up.

Somerset County Council needed more vehicle support and approached the car giant, which has its head office in the Watermoor area, to provide two L200 pick-up trucks.

The county council will pay for insurance to enable volunteers from the Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG) to continue their good work.

The vehicles will be used by volunteer co-ordinators Tim Holmes and Stuart Smith, who have been working in Burrowbridge and Moorland since the flooding began.

Dan Pigot, corporate sales manager at Mitsubishi Motors, said: “We have all seen what the people in this area are going through so we were more than happy to help in this way.

"The Mitsubishi L200s are the perfect vehicles to allow the excellent volunteers to continue doing their vital work in helping the people affected by the floods.”

Heather Venn, chairman of Flooding on the Levels Action Group, said the vehicles have allowed volunteers to carry out their roles more easily.

She said: “Having the use of these vehicles will mean that our volunteers are able to continue their excellent work in helping the people who need them.”