Have you ever tried to imagine what it must be like to watch, helplessly, as your house floods? You may not even be able to see the water seeping in. At night there would be no power, no light. What if you were away from home and unable to move your photograph albums from floor level?
What would it be like when you eventually returned to your house after evacuation? What would your home smell like? What if you had small children, a baby? What would you do? Where would you stay?
The floods in Cumbria last month have left 900 families homeless. Among them are young families, the elderly, those with disabilities. There is a way we can help them.
The amazing Kat from Housewife Confidential has set up an online charity auction in aid of the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund.
The auction is being hosted by the fabulous Natalie at Bambino Goodies.
Both Kat and Natalie have young families, but have been so generous with their time and effort to put this auction together.
Many bloggers have donated auction lots, or used their contacts to ask for help. There are too many to mention here.
You can read all about the stunning auction lots
or go straight to the bidding page.
The auction closes at 6pm on Sunday 6th December.
There will also be an online raffle launched later in the week, so if none of the auction lots appeal - or are out of your price range - don't panic. You can still make a donation and make a difference.
Watch this space!