pensioners asked to donate unwanted winter fuel payments
pensioners who receive a Winter Fuel Payment from the Government
are being asked to consider donating it to needy elderly people
across Somerset instead.
Community Foundation has launched its Surviving Winter campaign
that encourages people to donate some or all of their unwanted Winter
Fuel Payments to other people in local communities who need it most.
you are expecting your Winter Fuel Payment and dont need it
then donate it. A Surviving Winter grant doesnt just pay for
extra heating. Its hand-delivered by one of our small number
of trusted local partners, like Age UK and the Village Agents from
Community Council for Somerset," explains a spokesman.
Surviving Winter grant becomes the foundation for a new relationship
that can help overcome the isolation and loneliness that many older
the support of over 300 donors, Somerset Community Foundation was
able to provide vital grants to 390 older people to help them through
help us grow this campaign to reach every isolated and vulnerable
household in the county."
find out more about the Surviving Winter campaign, click
here or to donate some or all of your Winter Fuel Payment, please
send a cheque made out to Somerset Community Foundation (SW written
on the back), Yeoman House, Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet,
BA4 6QN. You can also call 01749 344949.