THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR CALDERDALE LAUNCHES SURVIVING WINTER APPEAL, HELPING OLDER PEOPLE SURVIVE THIS WINTER
The Community Foundation for Calderdale is taking part in the UK- wide appeal led by UK Community Foundations, partnering with SAGA, National Energy Action and Localgiving.com, supported by Sir Terry Wogan, Sir David Jason, Joanna Lumley, Rosemary Conley and others.
With rising fuel bills and another cold winter coming, older and vulnerable people are at risk. 5.4 million households are living in fuel poverty and almost half of those are aged over 60. Each year around 20,000 more people aged 65 or over die in winter months than in other months. Last winter there were an estimated 25,400 excess winter deaths.
For every winter-related death there will be dozens of people suffering illness and hardship, isolation, depression and having to choose between eating and heating.
Of the Surviving Winter Appeal Sir Terry Wogan said,
“This is an excellent way for local people to help some of the most vulnerable older people in their area. I’ll certainly pass my payment on, add encourage everybody who can, to contribute towards it.”
The appeal is inspired by individuals who wanted to recycle their Winter Fuel payment to support those less fortunate than themselves, but you to can donate by visiting