Local Legend Les Lends His Support to Successful Surviving Winter Campaign

December 7, 2017

West Country legend Les Davies MBE is the latest local name to back Somerset Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter campaign.

Les, who is known as ‘West Countryman’ to some, is President of the Mendip Society, a member of the Youth Environmental Awards Committee and a lifetime member of the Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue team, and he was delighted to pledge his first Winter Fuel Payment to the Surviving Winter appeal. Les says: “Donating all or part of your Winter Fuel Payment to Surviving Winter can help so much. I’m delighted to support such a worthwhile campaign! If you can help, please consider giving your payment to others who are in need. Let’s make an effort to look after those who are less fortunate and make sure everyone stays warm this winter.”

And, following a recent television appearance where Les endorsed Surviving Winter on a BBC Points West report with Clinton Rogers, the appeal has had a massive boost – with donations now well on their way to reaching 50 per cent of the £100,000 target!

Winter Fuel Payments range from £150 to £300 and are usually received between mid-November and Christmas. To donate some or all of your Winter Fuel Payment, or to make a donation of any size to the Surviving Winter appeal, please send a cheque made payable to Somerset Community Foundation (writing SW on the back), Yeoman House, Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN; or call 01749 344949; or you can donate online at:

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