EVERY penny donated to our Surviving Winter appeal goes to help the elderly and vulnerable in Dorset living in fuel poverty.
The appeal, run in partnership with Citizens Advice in Dorset, distributes £200 grants to pensioners and vulnerable people aged 50 and over living in fuel poverty who often can only afford to heat one room for a few hours a day and routinely skip meals to save money for their fuel bills.
Over the last five years in Dorset, according to the Office For National Statistics, an average of 590 people have died from cold-related illness over the winter.
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Donate by post
Send a cheque or bankers draft, made payable to Dorset Community Foundation, to The Surviving Winter Appeal, Dorset Community Foundation, The Spire, High Street, Poole, BH15 1DF.
If you are a UK Tax Payer please download, fill in and send us a Gift Aid form, which can be downloaded here: Gift Aid and consent form
You can also donate through a BACS Transfer via: Charities Aid Foundation Bank, Sort Code: 40-52-40, Account Number:00083897 ( Please use reference – SW)
We are working together with Citizens Advice branches across Dorset to disperse donations raised for older people in need across Dorset. If you need support please contact them on 01929 775500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call us on 01202 670815 .
Chief Executive Grant Robson said: “In previous years we have asked people who feel they don’t need their government Winter Fuel Allowance to ‘recycle’ it so we can give it to someone in need.
“Although fewer people might feel they are in that position because of the economic situation, we hope they will still be generous and help us because cold homes and poor diet can be killers. Over the last five years in Dorset an average of 590 people have died from cold-related illness over the winter.
“We will be relying on the wonderful donors who have given us such fantastic support over the last 13 years to do so again.”