Join our Surviving Winter appeal this winter to help save lives

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Join people like Helen Wilde, our Chair, who has donated her Winter Fuel Payment to the appeal to help vulnerable and older people get through winter

This month we launch our annual appeal to help save lives and spread some warmth by asking those who can afford it to donate their winter fuel payment, or other contribution, to our ‘Surviving Winter’ appeal.

As well as shorter, darker days, winter brings cold and damp weather which is fatal for too many elderly people.

Donate now 

With help from people like you we can really make a difference to the lives of elderly people who have to make the terrible choice between putting the heating on or having a decent meal, as well as helping combat loneliness.

“In the winter it’s freezing in my flat. I’m 73 and had a brain injury in 2001. When it’s really cold I only have the heater on in the hallway so when you come in the flat it seems warm. It was magic getting the cheque, I do appreciate it.”

-Mr White 

Every contribution, however big or small, matters. Since 2011 your efforts have helped thousands of local elderly and vulnerable people in need get through these cold, lonely winter months. We work with local organisations whose front-line staff can reach elderly people in need.

Since 2011 74 different grants totalling £177,000 have gone to local organisations. Together, they all add up to a lot of change for the better for local elderly people.

Where your money goes

Donations are helping older and vulnerable people in many ways including providing:

·         community transport over the winter months

·         grants that help people keep warm and eat well

·         hot water bottles, blankets and flasks and help with energy efficiency measures

Groups that benefited from the last appeal include SWAN Advice Network (towards the provision of Community Transport), West of England Rural Network, South Gloucestershire Citizens Advice Bureau and LiveWest Housing.

donate to the Surviving Winter Appeal

Thank you for your support