Surviving Winter began in 2010 right here in Somerset. They were contacted by one of our donors who offered to give his Winter Fuel Payment to help local pensioners struggling with the cost of staying warm and healthy. He wanted his donation to pay for the everyday essentials that most of us take for granted, such as heating, warm clothing and food. From this simple idea Surviving Winter has spread across the country, raising £5.5 million nationally and £500,000 in Somerset alone. Over 80,000 older people have received a Surviving Winter grant during this time.
Les says: “Donating all or part of your Winter Fuel Payment to Surviving Winter can help so much. I’m delighted to support such a worthwhile campaign!
Read more over at the Somerset Community Foundation site.