Surviving Winter appeal update
Our 2015/16 Surviving Winter appeal has now been up and running for just under a month and we have raised over £40,000 towards an ambitious target of £90,000. Thank you to every single generous person who has donated part of all of your Winter Fuel Payment already, you will make a difference to people suffering fuel poverty this Christmas.
The first grants are now being issued to our charity partners to help those in desperate need in our communities. We are yet to see sustained cold weather in Somerset but for those who struggle to heat their homes at all, the wet and windy weather of late can be just as harmful to their health and wellbeing. When winter does begin to bite, as it almost certainly will in January, the Surviving Winter donations enable us to be ready to act immediately when our charity partners need our grants.
To find out more about the appeal, donate and and download the 2014/15 report click here. Please consider 'recycling' your winter fuel payment this year and help those who face a miserable winter in Somerset. We are so grateful for every penny we receive, but have a long way to go to meet our target.