Surviving Winter – almost there!

January 22, 2019

Somerset Community Foundation’s (SCF) Chief Executive Justin Sargent is delighted to report that the total raised by the award-winning Surviving Winter campaign now stands at £97,000: “We’ve had another absolutely fantastic Surviving Winter appeal, with early donations beating all our previous records, but there’s just a little way further to go. We really would love to be able to help over 500 older people living in fuel poverty this year, so if you don’t want or need your Winter Fuel Payment – or if you would simply like to help by giving to the campaign – I would urge you to please donate what you can.”

The cold winter months are a perilous time of year for older people, especially those who live alone. Surviving Winter aims to tackle social isolation and make winter less lonely for older people, as well as helping them stay warm and better connected. With Somerset experiencing some bitterly cold weather recently, Somerset Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter delivery partners – such as Community Council for Somerset and Age UK – are making sure that Surviving Winter cheques are being delivered to vulnerable older people in Somerset who are living in fuel poverty.

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 reverse), Yeoman House, Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN; or call 01749 344949; or you can donate online here.

Gift Aid forms are available to download here.

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