Surviving Winter is a national initiative led by UK Community Foundations that raises funds to support elderly and vulnerable people during the challenging winter months.
Why We Need Your Support
24,000 of the UK’s most vulnerable people will die from cold this winter. Cold weather, insufficient home insulation and heating, hunger, homelessness and social isolation all contribute to the challenges faced by Leicestershire and Rutland’s most vulnerable people.
This year Leicester Charity Link has witnessed a 373% increase in the number of people they have helped with food in comparison to the same period of April – October last year. Alongside this there has been a 100% increase in those they have helped with utility bills. Everyday people are making the decision between heating their homes or feeding their children and themselves.
A donation to the Surviving Winter campaign will help save lives.
How can I support the campaign?
Spread the warmth – Donate your Winter Fuel Payment
The Surviving Winter campaign was originally inspired by a group of individuals who wanted to donate their Winter Fuel Payment to others who were more in need of it. All Leicestershire and Rutland donations will help local people.
Donate your monthly fuel cost
The rise in the cost of heating our homes is an experience shared by everyone. By making a donation of any size, you could help people at risk from the cold winter weather.
Donate to help with fuel and food
Any amount of donation can help vulnerable people throughout Leicestershire & Rutland survive winter.
How to donate
Click on the orange ‘Make a Donation Now’ button on the left hand side of the screen and select ‘Surviving Winter’ from the drop down menu to make a donation online.
Cheques can be made payable to Leicestershire Leicester and Rutland Community Foundation and posted to LRCF, 3 Wycliffe Street, Leicester, LE1 5LR. Don’t forget to fill in and send your Giftaid form with your cheque. Download it here: Gift aid form
Spread the word and join the conversation on Twitter: @LLRFoundation #survivingwinter and follow our updates on Facebook: Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation.
For more information contact Laura Grant, Director of Philanthropy at Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org & 07771 606 400.