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Surviving Winter appeal supporting older people raises £100,000 in under a month

THE Somerset Community Foundation has revealed that £100,000 has been raised through their Surviving Winter appeal since its launch at the end of November.

The team at SCF have been busy distributing funding across the county, and aim to support over 500 vulnerable older people in Somerset with a grant again this winter, helping to keep them warm, safe and well.

The annual appeal encourages pensioners to donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment if they don’t need it themselves. The donations provide funding and support to older people across Somerset who are struggling to heat their homes.


SCF’s Development Manager, Kelly Hall, said: “We have been astounded by the magnitude of support we’ve received for the Surviving Winter appeal so far this year.

“We’re hugely grateful to each and every person who has donated – and particularly those who donate year after year.

“Without your support, we know lots of older people in Somerset would be suffering in silence during the cold winter months.”

To donate some or all of your Winter Fuel Payment, or to make a donation of any size to the Surviving Winter appeal, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter to donate online.

Alternatively send a cheque made payable to Somerset Community Foundation (writing SW on the reverse) to Yeoman House, Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN, or call 01749 344949.


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