Join our Surviving Winter appeal to help support vulnerable people

Two white women holding Surviving winter postersJo Turner, Quartet Trustee and Julie Newman, specialist lead Philanthropy Officer for North Somerset, pictured in Weston super Mare

We’re launching our annual Surviving Winter appeal to help support vulnerable people

We all know that winter can be a difficult time for many people, especially those who are older or vulnerable.

This year is set to be even more challenging. People who are already struggling to make ends meet are facing a perfect storm of rising energy and food costs, job insecurity and money woes. And it’s clear the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over.

We’re once again launching our Surviving Winter Appeal – the difference is that we are broadening it out to benefit younger people and families as well as the many thousands of local older people in need.

“Mr O”, 70 years-old, was suffering with cancer and living on a very limited budget. He couldn’t afford to eat the healthy diet recommended by his doctor or heat every room in his house and was referred to the Centre for Sustainable Energy by the local food bank. They not only helped him increase his income but also he saved money by lowering his energy costs.

Please help people like Mr O DONATE NOW 

Help organisations supporting local families, vulnerable people and older people across Bristol, B&NES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire who are struggling with:

  • isolation and loneliness
  • fuel poverty and
  • needing advice to cope with acute financial pressures during winter.

With help from people like you we can really make a difference to the lives of local people in fuel poverty, as well as helping combat loneliness. Where your money goes

How to donate to the Surviving Winter Appeal


Every contribution, however big or small, matters. Your efforts will help local older people, families and vulnerable people in need get through these cold, lonely winter months. We work with local organisations whose front-line staff can reach people in need.

Together, your generosity adds up to a lot of change for the better for local people experiencing fuel poverty, isolation and financial struggles.


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