Support Surviving Winter
Many older and vulnerable people dread winter. While most of us just shiver and turn up the thermostat, for lots of people the reality of higher fuel bills and low incomes means they cannot afford to do so. 5.4 million UK households are living in fuel poverty. Almost half of those affected are aged over 60. Each year around 20,000 more people aged 65 or over die in winter months than in other months. And for every winter-related death there will be dozens of people suffering illness and hardship.
Community foundations across the UK want to do something to help. Through our Surviving Winter campaign, we are appealing to people to make donations to help older and vulnerable people affected by fuel poverty this winter.
The campaign is inspired by individuals who donate their Winter Fuel Payment. Now everyone is being encouraged to get involved. What we collect, thanks to the generosity of the British public, will be targeted directly to help those locally who struggle to stay safe through the winter. Here, we are working with the charity NEA to make sure we help as many people as possible through local groups.
Our message is, if you don’t need it, donate it.
Please help if you can, and encourage your family and friends to do so. You can find out more and make your gift here.