Published - Wednesday, 25 November, 2015
Winter can be one of the hardest seasons to get through for the most vulnerable in our community due to isolation and cold. With a colder than average winter predicted, many older people are much more vulnerable to the cold weather and for those who are unable to afford to heat their homes adequately they face bleak months ahead.
Our Surviving Winter appeal is important to so many, there is a significant need in our county and it is vital that we help address the issues and fears affecting older people.
At the launch of our annual Surviving Winter campaign Reverend Richard Coles said:
"I am very pleased to support the Surviving Winter appeal and urge anyone in a position to do so to donate the equivalent of the winter fuel allowance to the campaign to help keep vulnerable older people warm this winter."I don't yet qualify but will also donate the equivalent. Could you too?"
Victoria Miles, Chief Executive said:
"The Surviving Winter appeal has become an important annual campaign and we thank everyone who has kindly donated their winter fuel payment in the past and urge anyone who can afford to forgo their winter fuel payment to make a donation this year. Every penny raised will be passed to those in greatest need."
Reverend Richard Coles and Victoria Miles
Last year we were able to help provide direct support to over 730 people, distributing funds directly to individuals as well as local organisations. The provision of hot meals, social activities, keep warm packs and maintenance tasks that help keep homes warmer are just a few examples of how the funds were used.
To donate to our Surviving Winter Appeal visit localgiving.com