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32,000 older Cumbrians live alone, and with concerns over social isolation and the cold winter months, action needs to be taken to prevent fuel and food poverty, as well as social isolation for the older community.
The Winter Warmth Appeal collects people’s warm generosity and gives it back out to vulnerable older people to ensure they can heat their homes properly and remain safe and well during the colder months.
2021/22 match funders
A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far which enabled us to draw down the match funding from our generous pledgers: WCF Ltd, the John Laing Charitable Trust, Roselands Trust, The Johnson Fund, Brian and Ann Clark Fund, the Harvey Family Fund, The Hadfield Trust and a private donor.
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“With so many homeowners facing financial pressures as a result of rising fuel bills, the Winter Warmth Appeal is such an important way to help keep Cumbrian families in fuel poverty warm and safe this winter. Allan Stobart Fuels is one of Cumbria’s largest oil distributors and WCF are proud to support this appeal financially, as well as prioritising vulnerable customers when it comes to making heating oil deliveries in cold weather conditions” Jo Ritzema, Managing Director, WCF Ltd.
“The John Laing Charitable Trust is delighted to be able to match funds for the Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal again this year. This support will provide some relief during the winter months to vulnerable people in the community, including many struggling to cope with increased fuel prices.” Helen Parker, Trust Director.
Johnson Fund: “As if Covid-19 troubles were not enough, we now see energy prices soaring, adding immeasurably to the real concerns among particularly the housebound and elderly at the onset of winter. Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal is specifically designed to address this issue, for Cumbrians by Cumbrians, my wife and I wholeheartedly support it and I strongly encourage you all to do likewise.” Jim Johnson.
The Roselands Trust: “The Roselands Trust have been pleased to support The Winter Warmth Appeal since 2010. It is a proven way to actively help enrich the lives of so many elderly and vulnerable people in our region which is the main objective of our Charity.” Kenneth Johnson.