Surviving Winter Appeal launched to help those in need

5th November 2021

Older and vulnerable people in Essex will be forced to choose between heating and eating this winter – but you could help those most at risk.

Essex Community Foundation (ECF) has launched the ‘Surviving Winter Appeal’ to raise vital funds for older and vulnerable people who struggle during the colder months.

If you receive the Winter Fuel Allowance and don’t need it to pay your own bills, please consider donating it.

All donations will help provide grants to cover fuel and food costs, support activities to reduce loneliness and isolation, and help those in need to access specialist services and community groups.

Andy Payne Worpole, Head of Programmes at ECF, said: “Rising energy and food costs will cause many older and vulnerable people to worry about turning their heating on this winter which can be extremely dangerous to their health and well-being.

“Our Surviving Winter Appeal is a direct way to help people in need in your local community to stay warm, safe and connected with others.

“Every donation, whatever the amount, will help to make a significant difference.”

To make a donation, please visit our JustGiving page.

Cheques can also be sent to the Essex Community Foundation offices: 121 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0QT.