TelePA supports Surviving Winter appeal
To celebrate 15 years of trading, Wells business TelePA decided to mark the occasion by offering to support telephone calls for local charities, free of charge, for a period of two years. Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) is taking advantage of this generous offer for a second year, and TelePA are managing the extra phone calls they receive during their Surviving Winter appeal 2020/21.
Judith Ludovino from TelePA explained: “By using TelePA’s services, smaller charities such as Somerset Community Foundation can always be responsive to their donors – nobody wants to decide to make a donation to then be greeted by an answerphone. Our very experienced local team will make sure every caller knows how much their contribution is valued.”
Laura Blake, Development Director at Somerset Community Foundation added: “We are thrilled to be able to benefit from TelePA’s generous support again this year. Surviving Winter encourages people who don’t need their Winter Fuel Payment to donate some or all of it to help local older people who are unable to afford to heat their homes.
“During the campaign we receive a large number of calls from generous donors who want to pledge their support, which can be challenging for us as a small team. With TelePA’s support, we can answer every single call from our donors and ensure we raise as much as we can to help older people experiencing fuel poverty across Somerset.”
Help Somerset Community Foundation to help more isolated and vulnerable older people this year. If you would like to donate to Surviving Winter, visit: www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call 01749 344949. A donation form is also available to download here.